Declaration of Love's
Like a mixture of milk and honey, Is the drool that drips through her pearly teeth. The bond between me and this damsel Is like the union of body and soul. O pupil of my eye! Be gone, For there is no place for the maiden I love. Life is lively when she is around, But dreadful when she leaves. Recollection is needed if only I forget. How can I forget her dazzling warring eyes! So subtle is my lover’s form that he neither leaves my eyes Nor is he hurt when I wink. I will not paint my eyes and so lose Even for a trice the sight of my love. I dare not swallow anything hot Lest it hurt my lover within me! My eyes don’t close for fear of losing him. Seeing this, folks blame him for desertion. He dwells gladly forever in my heart. And the folks say he is loveless and has left me.