Quotation by Amaru

intimate words,
heart-stealing flattery,
a tight embrace
of my thinner-than-thin body,
violent kisses all over—
getting angry is worth the risk,
but even still,
I'm not interested.
My lover
is dear to my heart,
so how could I be like that
on purpose?
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. 95, Motilal Banarsidass (1983).
Surprise me with a
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