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Brendan Gillett

Haiku (with Subtitles)

あの。。。ぼくは
[Ah, so…as for me]
こどもに日本語
[like a child in Japanese]
で話せます。
[how it is spoken.]

Haiku (with Translation)

あの。。。ぼくは
こどもに日本語
で話せます。
Hesitant, for me
childlike Japanese is the
only thing spoken. 

Haiku (with Interpretation)

あの。。。ぼくは
こどもに日本語
で話せます。

I feel small, trying
a language that I learned late
clinging to the form.

Brendan Gillett can’t read all of his own poetry, for various reasons.