The  World  of  The  Stars                No. 251

(星の界)

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The_   moon’s absent from the ni_ght  sk_y  / 

fi___lled  up with twinkling li_ghts.

Ho_w  wonderful those star_s  are_ !  /

The_y remind us of our drea_ms.

Me_n’s  wisdom is as un_limite_d  / 

a_s  the ends of the unive_rse,

Let’_s  study with our in_telligence  /

the_  meanings of those star_s.

 

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Clou_ds are absent from the ni_ght  sk_y  /

show__ing us the belt of star_s.

Ho_w  gra__nd  i_t  i___s,  /  the_  belt of the Galaxy !

We_  look u_p  an_d  won__der  /  ho_w  fa_r  i_t  i__s.

Let’_s  start our naviga_tion  /  see_king  for the eternal tru__th.

 

 

2003. 10. 6, 8, 9                           Translated by:  B. Ito

(2003. 10. 9    advice from H. Shimizu, B. Ito’s BBS, 2003. 10. 22

Posted to sci.lang.japan but no comments.) 2004. 9. 12

 

星の界  

杉谷代水 作詞
Charles Crozat Converse
 作曲

 

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月なき空に きらめく光
鳴呼その星影 希望のすがた
人智は果なし 無窮の遠に
いざ其の星形 きわめも行かん

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2)

雲なき空に 横とう光
ああ洋々たる 銀河の流れ
仰ぎて眺むる 万里のあなた
いぎ棹させよや 窮理の船に