Not because it’s not visible to me from the root of the palm tree
from the wavy paddy fields, the scarecrow calls me with its
dangling hands; one day a white-clad person came to my lamplit
shanty and bowed to touch my feet which had turned to stone.
He doled out a pair of spectacles to my malnourished palms
and said you'll see your thatched house glittering like a
palace through these, only a thumb impression is needed.
I gave him my thumb impression and put on the spectacles
but then my verdant paddy fields resembled a forest doused off;
it disappeared one day and never appeared to me again.
Sitting near the toilet on the train, I left for a far-off land
to see two morsels cook in the vessel; when I returned being
humpbacked, I explored the whitish skyscrapers in my golden
paddy fields and the wide tar roads on the green borders.