Fourteen by Tanigawa Gan (十四歳 / 谷川雁)

Who knows
The bitterness of flower petals?
I climbed barefoot
Up the shining lighthouse
I swallowed the wind
Became hollow
Now I am fourteen
Bluer than the ocean
Who knows
The bitterness of flower petals?
Who?

* * *

はなびらのにがさを
だれがしってるの
ぴかぴかのとうだい
はだしでのぼったよ
かぜをたべた
からっぽになった
わたしいま十四
うみよりあおい
はなびらのにがさを
だれがしってるの
だれが

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