The Whereabouts of the Rose by Tanigawa Gan (薔薇のゆくえ/ 谷川雁)

The rose knew its fate
And left with the wind
On a rocky wasteland
With no cities or villages
The rose came undone
And turned into a song

The song breathed the scent
And spread wide its wings
In a craggy ravine
With no stars or water
The song broke apart
And turned into snow

* * *

ばらは さだめ しり
かぜと でかけ た
まちも むらも ない
いしの あれの で
ばらは かたち とけ
うたに なった よ

うたは かおり すい
つばさ ひろげ た
ほしも みずも ない
いわの はざま で
うたは くだけ ちり
ゆきに なった よ

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