Toyo Shibata

129215778561716231560Do you know the oldest poet, Toyo Shibata?  She unfortunately passed away last year at the age of 101.  I really love her and her poem, so it was very sad tragedy.  I wouold like to share about her will to live and her cheerfulness till she died.  When she was 92, she gave up performing Japanese traditional dance because of her backache, then after, she started to white poem.  After her work was on the newspaper, she got many fans gradually.  Even though she was over 90 years old, she had been kept her youth and ambition by continuing her hobby and her dream to be read her poet by people all over the world.  She attracted many people include me.  Please watch this video and you will be encouraged by her.

In the end, introduce my favorite poem.

 

貯金

柴田 トヨ

私ね 人から
やさしさを貰ったら
心に貯金しておくの

さびしくなった時は
それを引き出して
元気になる

あなたも 今から
積んでおきなさい
年金より
いいわよ

くじけないで』 飛鳥新社) より