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rustycol:

On closer look, the poem engraved on the tombstone in ep. 11 is “Kann mir einer sagen” (Can someone tell me) by Rainer Maria Rilke (the tombstone even has the date and location where he wrote it i.e. 11/1/1898 in Berlin-Wilmersdorf).
So apparently Jomy could speak German (besides English, which appears to be the universal language in the anime) because he translated the first line and commented that it sounded like something Blue would say. Anyway, it’s a nice touch as the full poem is:
Kann mir einer sagen, wohin ich mit meinem Leben reiche? Ob ich nicht auch noch im Sturme streiche und als Welle wohne im Teiche, und ob ich nicht selbst noch die blasse, bleiche frühlingsfrierende Birke bin?
(translated badly by me:
Can someone tell me where my life will end up? Will I too be blown away by the storm and become a wave in a pond? Will I be yet another pale bleached birch frozen in Spring?)
which describes well the situation of the Mu (and Jomy himself) in Nazca, I think.

oh this is pretty interesting…

rustycol:

On closer look, the poem engraved on the tombstone in ep. 11 is “Kann mir einer sagen” (Can someone tell me) by Rainer Maria Rilke (the tombstone even has the date and location where he wrote it i.e. 11/1/1898 in Berlin-Wilmersdorf).

So apparently Jomy could speak German (besides English, which appears to be the universal language in the anime) because he translated the first line and commented that it sounded like something Blue would say. Anyway, it’s a nice touch as the full poem is:

Kann mir einer sagen, wohin
ich mit meinem Leben reiche?
Ob ich nicht auch noch im Sturme streiche
und als Welle wohne im Teiche,
und ob ich nicht selbst noch die blasse, bleiche
frühlingsfrierende Birke bin?

(translated badly by me:

Can someone tell me where my life will end up?
Will I too be blown away by the storm and become a wave in a pond?
Will I be yet another pale bleached birch frozen in Spring?)

which describes well the situation of the Mu (and Jomy himself) in Nazca, I think.

oh this is pretty interesting…

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    No. I’m not wasting time on Tumblr. This is totally me studying for my German exam. Yes,
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    N-No, it’s cool, I’m okay, just… just… give me a minute.
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    you are now imagining mitsuki saiga reciting this in german
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    oh this is pretty interesting…
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