狂言「夜聞」 // Kyogen: Yogiki

夜聞 is a non-standard pairing, and has several possible readings. I chose Yogiki over other possibilities such as “yabun”.

“Kyogen” is a “farce” a short play used as an interlude in a large scale Noh performance. Kyogen may also be standalone and are associated with Kabuki, but as this is in the context of Noh, I translated the title prefix as “Interlude:”

狂言「夜聞」
 Kyogen: Yogiki
 Interlude: Listening in the Night
永夜抄 ~ Eastern Night|東方永夜抄
Vocal: めらみぽっぷ
Arrange+Lyrics: RD-Sounds
Circle: 凋叶棕
Album: 伝 -tsutae-
Event: C91

そっと耳澄ます
静寂に身を重ねて

sotto mimi sumasu
seijaku ni mi wo kasanete

Listen quietly
Become one with the silence

けして聞こえぬもの
今なら聞こえてこよう

keshite kikoenu mono
ima nara kikoetekoyou

That which can never be heard
In this very moment, can be

遥か 遠く

haruka tooku

Far off in the distance

そっと空掴む
滑り落ちてゆく闇

sotto sora tsukamu
suberiochiteyuku yami

Gently grasp the sky
Feel the darkness slip through

いつか遠くに見た
麗しきその姿

itsuka tooku ni mita
uruwashiki sono sugata

That beautiful form
I once saw far away

思い 描く

omoi egaku

I picture in my mind

――今宵
永き夜をして
得体の知れない モノどもと

-koyoi
nagaki yoru wo shite
etai no shirenai monodomo to

-This night
This long and endless night
Together with unfathomable beings

あなたは――

anata wa-

You…

聞きたい
あなたの息遣いが

kikitai
anata no ikidzukai ga

I want to hear
I want to hear your breathing

聞きたい
あなたの花開くのが

kikitai
anata no hana hiraku no ga

I want to hear
I want to hear your flower blossoming

聞きたい
あなたの空を踏むのが

kikitai
anata no sora wo fumu no ga

I want to hear
I want to hear you stepping into the sky

聞きたい
あなたの纏う幻想が

kikitai
anata no matou gen’sou ga

I want to hear
I want to hear the fantasy you cloak yourself in

そうして、夜のほとりをひとり 舞い踊るものよ。

soushite, yoru no hotori wo hitori maiodoru mono yo.

Yes you, oh you who dances alone on the night shore

夜が
暴かれきってしまったのなら
きっと 照らされてしまうから

yoru ga
abakarekitteshimatta no nara
kitto terasareteshimau kara

If the night
Were to be to be completely exposed
I am sure light would be shown upon you

夜の
どこか
あなたの姿がみえない
空を介して

yoru no
doko ka
anata no sugata ga mienai
sora wo kai shite

Somewhere
In the night
I cannot see you
But through the sky

あなたと
同じ空気に触れては

anata to
onaji kuuki ni furete wa

As I touch
The same air which you touch

あなたと
同じ闇に身を重ね

anata to
onaji yami ni mi wo kasane

I become
One with the same darkness as you

あなたと
同じ空を掴み取る

anata to
onaji sora wo tsukamitoru

I grasp
The same sky you do

あなたの
声をこの夜に聞こうとして

anata no
koe wo kono yoru ni kikou to shite

I listen
Into the night to hear your voice

だから

dakara

And so…

聞こえる
あなたの息遣いが

kikoeru
anata no ikidzukai ga

I hear
I hear your breathing

聞こえる
あなたの花開くのが

kikoeru
anata no hana hiraku no ga

I hear
I hear your flower blossoming

聞こえる
あなたの空を踏むのが

kikoeru
anata no sora wo fumu no ga

I hear
I hear you stepping into the sky

聞こえる
あなたの纏う幻想が

kikoeru
anata no matou gen’sou ga

I hear
I hear the fantasy you cloak yourself in

今 こんなにも

ima kon’na ni mo

Right now, so clearly…

そうして、夜のほとりにひとり 咲き誇るものよ。

soushite, yoru no hotori ni hitori sakihokoru mono yo.

Yes you, oh you who blossoms alone on the night shore.

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