O Japanese Silence

O Japanese Silence

O Japanese silence,
           O Japanese peace!
I see my ancient homeland
           smiling inside your eyes.
O flood me with glowing joy
           of all your rivers and streams,
O fill me with golden light
           of your unclouded skies,
Serenity’s beauty and grace
           and boundless happiness-smile!

– Karpani Tsybenko.

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