Records for Time Killing

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Yoshida Kenkō, who was an official at the court of the Emperor of Japan at the age of 38, decided to live in a hermitage where he spent the rest of his life until his death at the age of 78. Kenkō lived alone in 1320, the year when Władysław Łokietek was crowned King of Poland. Kenkō wrote down his thoughts and poems for a time. They were found and released long after Kenkō’s death. The most famous are short reflections and memories, known precisely as “Records for the killing of time”. Wojciech Pszoniak died, who learned his role in French, which he did not know. He must have had an unseasy phonetic memory. I have learned by heart a few sentences of Aamiel in French, even though I do not know French. And I also once memorized one sentence in Japanese, from which the “Records for the Killing of Time” begin. However, I do not know Japanese, apart from this sentence.

This sentence of Kenkō in my translation into Polish reads like this:

“When I have nothing to do and I spend all day
Leaning over the ink vessel
And when I save for no reason
What comes up and disappears in my thoughts over and over again
Then I become unwijnly completely engulfed in it
And I’m feeling more and more strange.”

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