An Unusual Animal at the Zoo by Amano Tadashi (動物園の珍しい動物 / 天野忠)

An unusual animal came to the Senegal Zoo
His sign read “People Hater”
He sat in a chair
with his back turned
and just stared firmly at the blue sky
That’s all he did all day long
At night, when the customers had left
The “People Hater” unfastened his lock
And quietly went back home
In the morning, before the customers arrived
he locked himself back inside
The “People Hater” sat in his chair with his back turned
and just stared firmly at the blue sky
That’s all he did all day long
At lunch time, his wife left bread and milk
On rainy days, she brought an umbrella.

セネガルの動物園に珍しい動物がきた
「人嫌い」と貼札が出た
背中を見せて
その動物は椅子にかけていた
じいっと青天井を見てばかりいた
一日中そうしていた
夜になって動物園の客が帰ると
「人嫌い」は内から鍵をはずし
ソッと家へ帰って行った
朝は客の来る前に来て
内から鍵をかけた
「人嫌い」は背中を見せて椅子にかけ
じいっと青天井を見てばかりいた
一日中そうしていた
昼食は奥さんがミルクとパンを差し入れた
雨の日はコーモリ傘をもってきた。

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s