Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Full Moon in Udayarkattu, Mullaithivu

Thy glowing eyes - Kannamma
Are they the sun and the moon?
Thy black eyeballs - Kannamma
Is that the dark hue of the sky?
Glittering diamonds-In
thy dark blue silk sari
Are shining stars - seen
in the middle of the night.

Garden flower's brightness - Is that
thy alluring smile?
Waves of the blue ocean - Are
thy bosom's thoughts.
Enchanting melody of the cuckoo- Is
thy sweet voice.
Innocent girl are you - Kannamma
I am in love with thee.

You talk of tradition - Kannamma
Who needs that?
For those in a hurry - Kannamma
Is tradition a hurdle?
If elders accept - our wedding
Shall happen later.
Can I wait till then - here
Let me kiss you on the cheek -

Subramaniya Bharathiyar's - Suttum Vizhi Sudarthan: Audio: Suttum Vizhi Tamil Text in English: [ Lyrics ]

A Spark of Fire, Translated by Chenthil Nathan, Tamil Nadu