Still Life at Night

Moonlight with skewered branches

Arms of a stone statue tied to vines

These groups have no head

Desolate garden
Swamp Pond

The palace whose ghosts have collapsed 
To the point of freezing

Is the golden lion’s coat 
Of arms of the royal family?

A weathercock 
That can’t even turn around on the roof

Rotten stairs
Fall railing

Remains of window 
With colored glass peeled off

Spider web curtain with woven insects

Hanging candlestickSleeper
with broken legs

Bird funeral dove hanging from wall clock

An ancient mirror 
That does not even reflect shadows

A fossil lizard attached to a wall

Like an eternal quiet night
 


【 夜の静物画 】

枝に串刺しの
 月明かり 

蔓草つるくさに縛られた
 石像の両腕 

それら群像に
 首はない 

   荒れ果てた庭園
    泥沼の池 

   亡霊も凍る
    崩れ果てた宮殿 

   金獅子きんじしの紋章は
    王家の末裔まつえいか 

屋根の上の
 まわりもせぬ風見鶏かざみどり

朽ちた階段
 落ちた手摺てすり 

色硝子いろがらすはがれた
 窓の残骸 

   蓑虫みのむしを織り込んだ
    蜘蛛くもの巣のとばり

   項垂うなだれた燭台しょくだい
    脚の折れた寝台 

   掛け時計から垂れる
    鳥葬ちょうそうはと

影さえ映さぬ
 古代の鏡 

壁にはりつけ
 化石の蜥蜴とかげ

永遠のごと
 静かなる夜
 

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