Whose sharp eyes that could be
That gazes at me like a budding flower
By whose thoughts that overflows in me
Like that of the bubbling dew drops
Says I do not know says I do not know
The vesper twilight that beholds in silence.
Plucking the strings of rain that fall on earth
The sky sang the melody in high pitch
Like the song that a lover sings on seeing
A maid he hadn’t met before.
Along with that sang the river
And the bamboo shoots and
The cuckoos settled in the bowers.
In an ecstatic moment
That was melting on the earth got erased
Along with that the floats carrying lovers
Started swimming on the Yamuna.
Not telling anything and
Not knowing that you have left
Cries the bird trapped in the cage of arrows.
By Sundareswaran Date: 11th July 2017.
Translation for ONV Kurup’s lyric “ Oru naRu pushppamaai ennErkku nOkkum