You say, “I will come.”
And you do not come.
Now you say, “I will not come.”
So I shall expect you.
Have I learned to understand you?
—Lady Ōtomot No Sakanoe, “You Say, ‘I Will Come,’” from One Hundred Poems from the Japanese, translated from the Japanese by Kenneth Rexroth, (New Directions Publishing, 1955)