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Kaeru

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Sven
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0 posted 02-08-2000 01:25 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Sven

I have been told that "Kaeru" is a Japanese word that has at least two meanings. . . one is "Frog" and the other is "Safe Return". . . if there is anyone out there that can help with this, please let me know. . .thanks!

Little Kaeru, what songs do you hold?
Tell me that she loves me, would you be so bold?
From your mouth to my ears
Sing the Melody I long to hear
Sing to me of a love yet to be told.

Little Kaeru with skin so green
Her voice you have heard, her beauty you have seen.
I know her hair is golden spun
With eyes like pools and fair like the sun
From her fair charms, I long not to be weaned.

Little Kaeru tell her of my heart
Tell her that from her I never want to part
She is the song of my life
A haven from the noise and strife
Keep me safe as my return to her now I start.

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1 posted 02-08-2000 02:29 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Not sure of the meaning to Kaeru but you've done a wonderful job with this poem.  Good to see you again, Sven.  I missed you in my absence.


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2 posted 02-09-2000 02:14 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Well from what little I know LoL, KAERU NO UTA means (Song of the Frog) where kaeru means frog..I have also heard that the Japanese word 'kaeru' means 'return to the place one should stay'...But like I said, I don't know much, you might want to talk to someone who speeks Japanese LoL.  The poem is great anyways though!

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3 posted 02-09-2000 04:06 AM       View Profile for Brad   Email Brad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad

You guys are right on the Japanese but it means a few more things as well (it's one of the reasons that the Japanese written language still uses Chinese characters, or that's the reason they give).

Brad
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Written almost as a fairy tale Sven...very nice  

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SvEn-
Imagine ME finding this poem on a frog posted here !
Just yesterday while driving home,
the poem below came to me and I didn't understand why ... perhaps I do now.
How could this have been my inspiration,
when I didn't know you'd written it yet ?
Or did I ?

Little frog sitting on a lily pad
in the great big pool of life.
Singing his little heart out,
croaking into the night.

Big lily pad a'floating
out across the pond ...
little frog singing
another little froggy home.

Two frogs sitting on a lily pad
out across the pond.
Singing a duet
until the morning comes.

*Believe me ... I do NOT know
where this came from.  Maybe a
Kaeru spirit sent it hopping my way.
~Marge*~


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I've had many years of Martial Arts..and you tend to pick up a few words or phrases....Kaeru does have many meanings I'm sure, as most Japanese and or Chinese words do....Kaeru also means to "Go back"...as in, try again, or to go home, go back home etc...as far as the "frog" thinggie....beats me?....Maybe in a Japanese restaurant?...as in, "Kay, ru want flog Regs?"..LOL..but interesting poem my friend....



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