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Noda Phoenix

Friday, March 19, 2010 6:18 AM
Author: Andrew Janak

Hi everyone. I was hoping that someone who is better at doing google searches than me could possibly help me with the translation of the poem that compliments Ryo Noda's Phoenix. I am getting pretty good at the japanese pronounciation, but I would really lik to actually KNOW what I am saying. Thanks in advance Michael Christensen


Noda Pheonix
Friday, March 19, 2010 2:08 PM
Author: Not Found

I did this piece during my junior year as an undergrad. I discovered that we had a Japanese grad student teaching Japanese. I had her translate the poem for me. Unfortunately, that was almost 20 years ago, and I don't seem to have the translation anymore. I do remember some of it, but it has been a LONG time. Hopefully, someone else can come along and fill in the gaps or make corrections, but here is what I remember. The Pheonix's journey is endless (second line I don't remember) If you die, you will be born again in 1000 years The Phoenix's journey is endless It flies for eternity Hope that helps.

Friday, March 19, 2010 3:17 PM
Author: Jane Sylvester

Here is a translation (and a name of a person who translated) that I found on a saxophonists blog. "Phoenix" by Ryo Noda is preceded by a Japanese poem read by the soloist...below is the poem and a translation by Megumi Ohkuba. Fushicho no tabi wa hateshinaku Jiku-u o koeta sekai ni Atarashii Seimei to no Deaiga aru Moshi, soko ni Ei-en no Ai o mirunaraba Gohyaku nengo Mizukarano Tanjo o mirudaro Fushicho no tabi wa hateshinaku Mata yasuminaku Tobitsuzukeru The Phoenix's journey is endless, There is new life in the place where time and space do not exist. If one encounters that place, he sees eternal love and will be reborn in 500 years. The Phoenix's flight is never-ending

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