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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?]

—  Yukino in The Garden of Words [movie] reciting a tanka from Man'yōshū, Book 11, verse 2,513

なるかみの, すこしとよみて, 
Il debole suono di un tuono,

さしくもり,
il cielo carico di nubi,

あめもふらぬか,
forse pioverà.

きみをとどめむ?
E allora, resterai con me?


なるかみの, すこしとよみて,
Il debole suono di un tuono,

ふらずとも,
anche se non piovesse

わはとどまらむ,
resterò qui,

いもしとどめば。
con te.

Il giardino delle parole (言の葉の庭) 

A sticky, hard candy x-mas

I avoid the eyes
of the poreclain angel -
tirelessly she
observes the scenes below, as
I reach for another cane

and snap it in two.
Even without descending
she knows I’m eating
large colorless voids into
the praised child’s celebration

then attempting to
lick my sticky fingers clean -
sorrily failing.