For Lilac

You asked me to compose a poem for you.
I dare say you want it to be an erotic poem.
I hope you don’t mind my outspokenness.
How can I write the appropriate words?
I know very little about your background.
If I may say this, you’re always reserved.
I briefly spoke to you in class a few times,
So it will require my intuition and creativity.

By the way, who told you that I’m a poet?
I didn’t mention it in our conversation.
I guess it was either Tsuji or Kimberly.
You want to know if I think you’re a pretty girl.
Well, this is my honest opinion about you:
You have a very comely appearance.
If the inner beauty exceeds the outer beauty,
You’d be the most beautiful person.

Everyone at the university calls you Lilac,
But I never asked you if that’s your real name.
Although I’m inclined to be nice to you,
I can’t assume that you’re a virtuous girl.
If I say I think you have a crush on me,
You might laugh and hesitantly deny it.
And if I write sensual and titillating lyrics,
You might think I have a crush on you.

I once wrote a poem for a cute young lady.
She took it literally and fell in love with me.
Sometimes I express my true feelings in poetry.
Please don’t misinterpret the things I say.
Lilac, you have the name of a gorgeous flower.
I must add that Lilac is my favourite colour.
The beauty and fragrance of Lilac delights me.
You captured my heart the first time I saw you.


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