“the frog in the well knows not of the great ocean”

 

 

 いのなかのかわずたいかいをしらず

(i no naka no kawazu, taikai o shirazu)

Explanation: This proverb is a metaphor for being mentally trapped by a narrow understanding of things.

Note: kawazu is the old way to say “frog”, in modern Japanese they are called kaeru

http://nihonshock.com/2010/03/japanese-proverbs-february-2010/

1 frogs

 

foto: frogs on window of music room in raleigh nsw aust 2013

Night calls, frogs, not sleeping

MIRANDA AITKEN

It was spring and full moon and I thought

I heard voices in the night but

It was only the frogs singing about

the river and the spring and the moon

So I listened to their watery voices and felt gladdened

they had something to say

http://www.australianpoetry.org/2013/03/26/night-calls-frogs-not-sleeping-2/

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