Friday, February 26, 2010

GONDOLA no UTA




life is short
fall in love, young maiden

before the crimson bloom

fades from your lips

before the tides of passion

cool within you,

for those of you

who know no tomorrow



life is short

fall in love, young maiden

before his hands

take up his boat

before the flush of his cheeks fades

for those of you

who will never return here



life is short

fall in love, young maiden

before the boat drifts away

on the waves

before the hand resting on your shoulder

becomes frail

for those who will never

be seen here again



life is short

fall in love, young maiden

before the raven tresses begin to fade

before the flame in your hearts

flicker and die

for those to whom today

will never return


(P.S. I couldn't find the Ikiru version, the one that moves me to tears, but this one isn't all that bad.)