[Poem] The Grass, Translations

Over the years, my poem “The Grass” has been translated into several different languages. I appreciate everyone who’s helped with this project, and I am happy to see my work finding its way to so many different countries. The languages include Thai, Hindi, Japanese, Esperanto, German, and Spanish that some of my readers around the world have provided. Special thanks to Tina Falle, Caroline Arroyo, Joy Panigabutra-Roberts, Suzu Mitsuyuki, and Abhay K for their assistance here:

 

Among jade grass blades
Even mighty Bodhi trees
Must share the same earth

翡翠色のガラスの刃間(はざま)では、
ゴータマ・ブッダの菩提樹でさえ、
同じ大地を共有しなければな
.

Entre las hojas de hierba de jade
Incluso poderosos árboles Bodhi
Debe compartir la misma tierra

जेड घांस त्रिणों के बीच
विशालकाय बोधी वृक्षों को भी
एक ही जमीन में जीना होगा

ท่ามกลางทุ่งหญ้าใบเขียวมรกต
แม้แต่ศรีมหาโพธิ์
ยังต้องพึ่งผืนแผ่นดินเดียวกัน

Inter jado herberoj
Eĉ potenculojn Bodhi arboj
Devas dividi la sama tero

Unter Die jadenen Gräser
Müssen selbst mächtige bodhi Bäumen
dieselbe Erde teilen

Alternate translation:
Zwischen den Jadegräsern
Muss mächtige Bodhi Bäume haben
Teilen Sie die Erde

And just for fun, Binary:
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