The Garden Of Words

A Question and an Answer
[Tanka (短歌, “short poem”)]

なるかみの, すこしとよみて,
さしくもり,
あめもふらぬか,
きみをとどめむ
[A faint clap of thunder,
Clouded skies,
Perhaps rain will come.
If so, will you stay here with me?]

Yukari in The Garden of Words
from Man’yōshū, Book 11, verse 2,513

なるかみの,すこしとよみて,
ふらずとも,
われはとまらむ,
いもしとどめば
[A faint clap of thunder,
Even if rain comes or not,
I will stay here,
Together with you.]

Takao in The Garden of Words
from Man’yōshū, Book 11, verse 2,514

Enjoy the anime/manga
言の葉の庭
(Koto no ha no Niwa)
The Garden of Words
By Makoto Shinkai

Image credit : Wikipedia

The Garden of Words

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