漣 ~ 己龍

「漣」
己龍

軈て移らふ愛は 此の掌に何を残せませふ
傍らにて微睡む 甘い睦言は燗の温み

引潮の攫ふ刻に擦り抜けませふか
残り香だけ あぁ沁み入るやうに泡沫と消ゆ罪作り

御銭、女、恋…凡てに 汚くもふしだらな あなた
ぬらりくらり 揺蕩へど 寄せては返し

「浮きつ沈みつ」

軈て移らふ愛も 此の掌を絡み梳けるでせう
波打つ髪 艷無く 何れ飽いて終ふ哀に

番いの小鳥は嘸や仕合わせでせふか
空を仰ぎ あぁ鴛鴦願ふ翔び立てぬ恋ノ渕
乞ふて焦がれし袖時雨 現にならぬと知りぬれど
波紋 眩暈 弧を描けば 藻掻く蒼へ

「息モ為ラズニ」

紅涙拭ふ あぁ其ノ指さへも戯れなのでせうか

御銭、女、恋…凡てに 汚くもふしだらな あなた
ぬらりくらり 揺蕩へど 寄せては返す 漣

乞ふて焦がれし袖時雨 現にならぬと知りぬれど
波紋 眩暈 弧を描けば 藻掻く蒼へ比翼と成りて

「手と手を縛め蒼へ」

~♦~

‘Sazanami’ {‘Ripples’}
by Kiryu

In the end what will this fickle love leave in the palm of my hand?
Dozing off at my side, sweet whispers like the warmth of sake

Shall I slip away from the ebb tide’s abducting advance?
Only the lingering scent…
Ah, in the soaking night rain fleeting bubbles and purged heartless deeds

Money, women, love…amidst it all is dirty, dissolute you,
evasive, swaying, drawing closer and retreating

“Floating up and sinking back down”

Will this fickle love also entwine then untangle from my hand?
Lusterless wavy hair, in sorrow that we’ll eventually tire of and end*

Surely the pair of little birds must be happy?
Gazing up at the sky, ah, the lovebirds wish,
unable to take flight from love’s abyss,
Begging, yearning, tears fall on my sleeve yet I know it won’t become reality
Ripples, dizziness, they draw an arc, struggling out into the blue

“UNABLE to BREATHE”

I wipe bitter tears, ah, were even those fingers merely in jest?

Money, women, love…amidst it all is dirty, dissolute you,
evasive ripples swaying, drawing closer and retreating

Begging, yearning, tears fall on my sleeve yet I know it won’t become reality,
Ripples, dizziness, they draw an arc, struggling out into the blue, their wings abreast

“Bind hand in hand toward the blue”

* The character for “sorrow” or “pathos” here is sung as “ai”, which sounds the same as the word for love.

2 thoughts on “漣 ~ 己龍”

  1. Thank you so much. I love your choice of words for the translation.

    This is a lot to ask, but would you happen to have the romanization of this song, or know a link somewhere? I apologize for asking this

    Thank you again for you time and effort🙂

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