Professor A. Dakshinamurthy

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Kurunthokai Poem 150

குறுந்தொகை – பாடல் 150

(The heroine speaks to her friend who promised to arrange night tryst with the hero.)



Should I think of the chest

Smeared with sandal cream

Of the chief of a high mountain

Where the torches of fire with fragrant smoke,

Held by the hillsmen, who watch their fields

From the high lofts,

Shine like the heavenly stars, here and there.

My passion of love is on the ascendant.

How is it that it dies away the moment I embrace it?

Poet – Matalur Kilar.


Translated by A.Dakshinamurthy.


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