Professor A. Dakshinamurthy

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Kurunthokai Poem 151

குறுந்தொகை – பாடல் – 151

(The hero speaks to this heart that urged him to go in search of riches)


It will be the very end of my youth,

Should I decide to leave my unforgettable beloved here

And tread unmindfully, the hazardous and narrow path amidst hills.

It is a path, where a red-legged Vanka hen*

Which got separated from its loving mate

Very often calls out in short intervals

In its flute-sweet voice

Fearing that her mate might have been lifted away

And eaten by a pouncing kite.

– Tunkalori

* A kind of wild bird.

Translated by A.Dakshinamurthy.



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