‘The 100’ #79 – “When Peace Is Insufficient…”


A jigsaw from Japan – the image of ‘The Gleaners’ – a painting by Millet (1814-1875). The painting’s title relates so perfectly to the process involved in ‘gleaning’ the translated instructions:

glean  [gleen] 

verb (used with object)

1. to gather slowly and laboriously, bit by bit.

2. to gather (grain or the like) after the reapers or regular gatherers.

3. to learn, discover, or find out, usually little by little or slowly.

The translation of this puzzle, (below), is a puzzle in itself –  so surreal that I couldn’t resist a poem, (below below), another level of translation…

Jigsaw Translation

When Peace is insufficient

as discovered in translation,

please one, and confirm

the number of peace

in the very beginning.

It groups as parts

of a small class of parts

so note keeping enough

so not as to lose it.


it becomes easy to unite

if it unites from the peace

of the outside frame.

This is important.

As for outside frame peace,

one place or two places

have flattened.

Please note

there are a lot

of mistakes.

Do not set forcibly

when there is loosening

or it is tight.

It assembles while dividing.

This also is important.

Each colour that looks like peace

paint, without irregularity

to bury the joint part,

under the surface,

with the sponge of the

attachment and crowd.

Please pay attention.

When peace is insufficient

please search for surroundings


once now.

This is essential.

And sorry to trouble you,

to note the report

of correct peace.

After it sends back,

we will send the peace

at once.

If only it were that simple….

Found object and poem by clinock.

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog my intention is to present 100 pieces of textual art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.


25 thoughts on “‘The 100’ #79 – “When Peace Is Insufficient…”

    1. ‘Remember,
      it becomes easy to unite
      if it unites from the peace
      of the outside frame.
      This is important.
      It assembles while dividing.
      This also is important.’


  1. “The Gleaners” is a beautiful piece of work. I’ve seen it’s image in many different places but never as a puzzle. It has always stirred my imagination whenever I have seen it.


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