Shiki No Uta

The song of four seasons

Background:

The Japanese poem/song is about a couple spending their time together and growing old together as the seasons pass. I chose it because the poem is very descriptive and it highlights how the couple feel about each other as each passing moments happen within a day as well as when the seasons pass. The song also pairs it's powerful lyrics with this melodic and semi upbeat tune to create an atmosphere of relaxation

The lyrics are translated from Japanese:





Dawn comes, and we part ways once again.

My dreams becoming distant apparitions.
I turn to the warm wind for help, the wind I felt every time you held me...
As I was bathed in the light that followed on your heels


Spring is announced when the wild plants break out in a dance.
Summer comes to Uji, and in the fields are patterns of grass set out to dry
The autumn moon rises, let's celebrate its fullness.
Winter passes by, and I count off all the days and months again.


I can still see the too-distant blue sky when I close my eyes. (it was so warm.)
As I reminisce, I take your hand as I pluck the flowers and sing (there is no clue.)
Within the memories that are now coming back to me.
I'm setting out to find my way back to you.


Spring is announced when the mountain leaves break out in a dance.
Summer comes to Uji, and in the fields are patterns of grass set out to dry
The autumn moon rises, let's celebrate its fullness.
Winter passes by, and I count off all the days and months again.


Dawn comes, and we part ways once again.


My dreams becoming distant apparitions.
I turn to the warm wind for help, the wind I felt every time you held me...
As I was bathed in the light that followed on your heels

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For a related version of this song I chose "Stand by me" by Ben. E. King

The reason I chose this song is because It bears some similarities to the song. Both of them deal about growing old with someone as the days pass. The song also describes the scenery just like The song of four seasons when he said "when the night has come and the land is dark". and they both express how no matter how bad things will happen in life, their love will still stay strong and would deal with it in a positive way.

My poem inspired from the song/poem

From the deepest void

to the darkest depths

our time together never gets any older

as the seasons pass

the leaves dancing in the wind

our shadows growing with each passing moment

yet not a woe in sight

our love burns hotter than the pits of fire

burning hotter with each passing day

even when we expire and life calls us upward

our love will pass on to our kin

they shall bear and carry our passion

to the ends of time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CttAvJufiw