Those who can repeat summer days They are greater than summer

Emily Dickinson



Even after the summer is over, people can redraw that summer. "Hesitation and madder red "of the sun, they can "make it once again" also at sunset. The American poet of the 19th century writes that they are great on that point no matter how small a fry they are. The twilight of their life is not a sunset season. Older people not only miss their prime but also retaste the honey more strongly and deeply. From "Dickinson Poems" (translated and edited by Toshikazu Niikura ).


"December 18  2018

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"