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Kitamura Taro / 北村太郎 – Ⅱ

A Man of the Port -3- 





Human beings, having invented language,

have become anti-natural creatures.



befriending Nature

is very difficult.



Nature is beautiful.

Sometimes it’s so beautiful

as to make us faint.

Many flowers,

countless animals—

how touching, how lovable they are.



to become thus intimate with Nature is itself


I know that.



I also know that for human beings

death is always anti-natural.


From the Negishi hills

I see the autumn sun sinking fast.

How beautiful Nature is—the more so because we are anti-natural;

and how erotic human beings are.

This I feel, face-to-face with this landscape.