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The Lovesick Girl: one by Nammalvar

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_srirangam.esd.sgi.com)
Date: Thu Apr 20 1995 - 17:42:14 PDT

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	kangulum pagalum kaN thuyi laRiyaaL
	  kaNNanNeer kaikaLaal iRaikkum,
	changuchak karanga LenRukai kooppum
	  `thaamaraik kaN' enRu thaLarum,
	`eNGNGanE tharikkE Nnunnaivittu' ennum
	  irunNilam kaithuzaa virukkum,
	chengayal paaynNeerth thiruvaraNG kaththaay!
	  ivaLthiRath thencheyki RaayE?'
\et

	Day and night she knows not sleep,
	Her eyes swim in torrents of tears
	She wipes them with the palms of her hands

	"Chakram!" she cries; "O Shangam!" she cries
	And clasps her hands, to them bowing;
	
	"thaamarai kaN!" she weeps and reels
	"Ah! how can I bear to be without you!"
	She sighs and gropes all earth for him;

	O Lord of thiruvarangam, abiding where
	Waters flow in plenty, where fish
	Mad with joy leap and dance!
	What will you do with her?

				-- thiruvaaymozhi 7.2.1