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Tuesday, 29 March 2005

Kanjoosen: A Poem

            kanjoosen
            a heart line

 かんじょうせん 感情線 [手相]  kanjoosen  a heart line [palmistry]
 かんじょうせん 勘定せん    kanjoosen  Won't count.
 かんじょうせん 環状線     kanjoosen  a loop [US], a ring road [UK],
                         Circle Line [London
                        Underground]
                         JR Osaka Kanjosen
                        [Osaka Loop Line]
                         JR Yamanote Line [Tokyo]
 たんじょうせん 誕生せん    tanjoosen  Won't be born.
 はんじょうせん 繁盛せん    hanjoosen  Won't thrive.
 けんじょうせん 献上せん    kenjoosen  Won't contribute.
 ちんじょうせん 陳情せん    chinjoosen  Won't lobby.
 へんじょうせん 返上せん    enjoosen   Won't return.
 びんじょうせん 便乗せん    binjoosen   Won't jump on the
                        bandwagon.
 えんじょうせん 炎上せん    enjoosen   Won't burn.
 ぎんじょうせん 吟醸せん    ginjoosen   Won't brew from thoroughly
                         polished rice
 さんじょうせん 参上せん    sanjoosen   Won't come.
 ばんじょーせん バンジョーせん banjoo-sen  Won't play the banjo.
むちんじょうせん 無賃乗船    muchin-joosen a free passage on a ship
      …… ……      ............     ............
       … …       .......      .......
 かんじょうせん 感情線。    kanjoosen  a heart line.


詩のワークショップ「詩の放課後」(講師:上田假奈代さん、於:京都芸術センター)
で2002年7月18日に作り、朗読した即興詩 (?) に加筆修正したもの。

This piece originally appeared in a slightly different form at "Shi no Hookago," a poetry workshop by Ms Kanayo Ueda, on 18 July 2002, Kyoto Art Center.
 
2002 (C) Tomoki Yamabayashi 
 
 
 

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