Quotation by Amaru

Expecting me to grovel,
she carefully covers both feet
with the hem of her skirt.
She pretends to hide
a coming smile
and won't look straight at me.
When I talk to her,
she chats with her friend
in cross tones.
Even this slim girl's rising anger
delights me,
let alone her deep love.
Amaru (c. seventh century A.D.), Kashmirian king, compiler, author of some of the poems in the anthology which bears his name. translated from the Amaruataka by Martha Ann Selby, vs. 47, Motilal Banarsidass (1983).
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