Of all the wild absurdities
With which the heart can cram
Its sad asylum, none’s more daft
Than this mad need, this damn-
Idiot ache to be with you
When I already am.
Kiowara no Fukayabu (early 9th century)
This poem was translated from Japanese
by Graeme Wilson
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