Sunset in Ishinomaki

Hinako Kimura | 1st grade, Kadonowaki Junior High School
Photo by Hinako Kimura

Hopes and Dreams on the School Bus

This year I became a student at Kadonowaki Junior High School.
One day in my first summer holidays there,
I went back to school and into my classroom
After a long-distance relay-running practice
And looked out at the sea shimmering in the sunshine.
“How beautiful it is,” I thought.
If only the people at other junior high schools
And everybody in Ishinomaki
Could see the view from Kadonowaki Junior High School.
If only they could see
The faint outline of the horizon
Where the sea ends.
If only they could see
The colours of the sky at sunset.