Yamabe no Akahito

I wish I were close
To you as the wet skirt of
A salt girl to her body.
I think of you always.

Suma no ama no
Shio yaki ginu no
Narenaba ka
Hito hi mo kimi wo
Wasurete omowamu

- translated by Kenneth Rexroth
from One Hundred Poems from the Japanese

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