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White from Blue of the Sky
What Do the Juvenile Convicts Indict with their Poems?
Date:09, Sep, 2013
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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It is very sorry that most of Japanese recent poems are too self-centred to be poems. They are only confessing their inner words and there are too many.


White from Blue of the Sky
Written by Juvenile Convicts
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Poetry consists of individual sense, it is sure. Meanwhile, poems could be a viaduct to society. In a sense, they are also public institutions. You have to use words for poems, with kind of sociability in order to transmit to others rightly. So there is not much difference between Twitter and Japanese late poetry. How complacent of them !

White from Blue of the Sky, Sora ga Aoi kara Shiro wo Erandano-desu, is a poetry collection which has poems written by the prisoners in Nara Juvenile Prison.

Some poor at self-expression were chosen among all the convicts and wrote poems as part of a program. They checked and edited, and then, released the poems as White from Blue of the Sky.

Naturally, the poems seem little of sociable. But they are of value onto the general. The prisoners have somehow got to be out of common way and became the minority. Their monologues must spontaneously include sort of prosecution against the majority.

Try to listen to their voices on the book. You will lose your comments since their words are not only twitters. Reading those poems would let you feel a blade at your mind. That is just an indictment from the juvenile convicts.

What is difference between the general and the prisoners? The poems would tell you there is not much difference. We can find there is only a fine line between universal people and criminals. White from Blue of the Sky might accuse our arrogant stereotypes.


about White from Blue of the Sky

・Written by Juvenile Convicts
・Published by NAGASAKI Publishing CO., LTD. (2010)
・Official Site:NAGASAKI Publishing (Japanese)






 

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