Door of May
front of that door
take a deep breath
I have difficulty opening the door
because my fingers tremble ...
指がふるえて なかなか扉を開けられない ...
The door of May
come welling up all the way to my fingertips
And the notes of a waltz echo in my ears
light steps and the (Rondo) of people's laughter
Eliza and Neal are laughing
a garland of hawthorn, Annie's smile
almost too bright, becoming the light of May showering Archie
and Patty with glasses off,
me the sparkle
In your eyes deep inside
quickly give Patty the bouquet of lilies
breath is taken away by the scent of the green breeze ..
feel of Theodora's saddle
voice, that voice that only calls to me
I remember, I can barely stand ...
moments always stand still in time
only I could return to that period ...
am lucky not to know my real birthday
entire month of May is my birthday
entire month of May is our festival
sing to me like the sprouting of the new leaves
how good is it that both Annie and Candy were born ...
door of May overflowing with memories.
hurry open up!
matching flower necklace for your birthday
starting to wilt ... it's a present from Albert.)
can she be doing? She can't have forgotten that it's May)
not like you, Brother, she must be putting on makeup.)
she always so fashion conscious?)
stop peeking through the keyhole! But let me see a little.)
everybody's waiting, Candy! If you keep making us wait
going to go home!
H-hey, Theodora, stop poking me, I'm just kidding!)
Everybody's voice rings through the door
and overfills my heart ...
みんなの声が 扉からあふれて 胸が痛いほど ･･･
put my hand on the door and turn back
going now Anthony ... "
Anthony's smile returns to me,
with the scent of roses
hold my breath
I now open the door of May.
Translated by Dr. Masaki Takai
Facilitated by Lady Gato >^..^<
From Mizuki's essays "Memories
with Candy" (キャンディとであったころ)