What I'm Thinking

なるかみの, すこしとよみて, A faint clap of thunder, さしくもり, Clouded skies, あめもふらぬか, Perhaps rain will come. きみをとどめむ? If so, will you stay here with me? なるかみの, すこしとよみて, A faint clap of thunder, ふらずとも, Even if rain comes or not, わはとどまらむ, I will stay here, いもしとどめば。 Together with you. – Man’yōshū vol. 11, verse 2514 - 2513, from the movie The Garden of Words –