Jackfruit

By Ho Xuan Huong 1772–1822

Translated By Marilyn Chin Read the translator's notes

My body is like a jackfruit swinging on a tree
My skin is rough, my pulp is thick
Dear prince, if you want me pierce me upon your stick
Don't squeeze, I'll ooze and stain your hands

Source: Poetry (April 2008).

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Poet Ho Xuan Huong 1772–1822

POET’S REGION Asia, East

Subjects Relationships, Love, Desire