存在(存在/不在)/EXISTENCE(presence/absence)

April 6, 2017

※Please see below for English version.

 

存在

存在/不在

 

天から降る粉雪は

あなたを連れて行くように

大地と空を一つに結んでいる

あなたは目を閉じて運ばれて行く

 

存在の延長線上の不在と

不在の延長線上の存在と

どうしてこうして同じ舞台の上であっちへ来たりこっちへ来たり

私たちはそのものの虜であることを忘れて

いたとかいなかったとか

あったとかなかったとか

思惑する

生まれたことも死ぬことも命の話じゃないか

始まりも終わりもその話の一部じゃないか

存在と不在のもっと手前で

存在と不在のもっと向こうで

第三の矢を放て

 

問題はその対象自体だ

きっと私たちは母の体を横に貫いて生まれた

消えるのではなく膨張し

切り裂くのではなく染み渡り

心はあなたに虜

それは線ではなく帯のように

それは点ではなく面のように

あなたがここにいてもいなくても

私が生きるも死ぬもこれが人生

私が生まれ死んでまさに命

 

あなたが生きていても死んでいても

その存在は永遠に変わらない

EXISTENCE

presence/absence

 

Powder snow from Heaven ties the earth and sky together

As if it takes you.

You are being carried closing your eyes.

 

Presence is an extension of absence.

Absence is an extension of presence.

Why does it come and go here and there on the same stage?

We forgot we are a slave to the thing,

And we think

That he was or not and there was or not.

To be born and die are also a part of life, aren't they?

Beginning and end are also a part of the story, aren't they?

Before the presence and the absence,

Behind the presence and the absence,

Shoot the third arrow!

 

The problem is just the object.

Maybe we were born cutting sideways the body of our mother.

It does not disappear but expand.

It does not cut through but permeate through.

The heart was captivated by you.

It is not a line but a obi.*

It is not a dot but an area.

You are here or not.

Whether I live or die, that's my life.

Whether I am born and dead, that's just life.

 

In spite of your presence or your absence,

Your existence is forever.

 

*A obi is a band used as a belt in a kimono.

 

 

 

 

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