The mountain’s edge, the moon is full
Taking breath, your forest
Bask and sleep in the summer grass
Your precious face in profile
This dim star
Tears of silver to the vast earth
The cocoons that are pupae
Will change bodies seven times
Dye it blue, lalalu lalalu The longed-for round cocoon
It will become a swallowtail butterfly
Before long it will envelop the sky Wing patterns of infinity
Making life sparkle brilliantly

That moon, if it were you
Without duplicating sadness
Would watch the wavering of the world
And try flying without lament
Sing into the wind, lalalu lalalu Wings reflect the moon
It will become a swallowtail butterfly
Born one trembling night A butterfly that spans the galaxy
Making life sparkle brilliantly

Dye it blue, lalalu lalalu The longed-for round cocoon
It will become a swallowtail butterfly
Before long it will envelop the sky Wing patterns of infinity
Making life sparkle brilliantly

                                                            —  Aki Okui / Tsuki No Mayu