The Day The Mountains Move

August 27, 2017

The day the mountains move has come.
I speak, but no one believes me.
For a time the mountains have been asleep,
But long ago, they danced with fire.
It doesn’t matter if you believe this,
My friends, as long as you believe:
All the sleeping women
Are now awake and moving.

Akiko Yosano
Trans. Carole R. McCann and Seung-kyung Kim