秋 楽し

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とある竹林で ご住職との会話

「和尚様 この竹は葉が10枚ほどしか付いていません 伐りますね」

『どれですか   …うん 残しとこ ようさん付いてるよ… 歯無いのは私や』

 

確かに よく見ると10枚以上 いやいや100枚くらい付いてるかもしれません

何とも楽しく しみじみゆかしき 秋の暮れ

 

 

One day in a bamboo forest…

I talked with a temple master.

“This bamboo has only about 10 leaves. I will cut it.”

“Which one…? Well we’ll keep it. There are still many. It’s me who has no teeth (=’ha’ in Japanese which has the same pronunciation with ‘leaf’)”

 

Actually when I looked carefully, there were more than 10 or even 100 leaves on the bamboo.

It was a heartwarming day of late autumn.

 

(translated by c.n.)

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