Japanese Version

German Version

Child's Play

As a child I played with soldiers
then later dallied in romance.

As an adult I played with power
and later with finance.

Then one day
I became part of a small funeral game
in which people dressed themselves
in dark gray

& near the place where my ashes lay
in fields of auburn grass
birds sang in a gentle breeze
as little ones
who knew nothing about "me"
joyfully played & danced.

Spanish Version
Ron: Is human life but a child's play?
Linda: It certainly seems that way.
Lis: Is there no awakening? Is our life but endless play?
Linda: Are you looking to me for answers?
Lis: Well, I'm asking for an opinion.