Old Tamil Poetry

Translations of Tamil Poetic works that span 2000 years

Thirukkural – 1104

Scorching when afar, soothing when near,
where did she find such a fire?

நீங்கின் தெறூஉம்,குறுகுங்கால் தண்ணென்னும்,
தீ யாண்டுப் பெற்றாள்,இவள்?

Thirukkural 1104. A fire scorches when you are near and becomes less warm as you move away from it.  But this girl’s fire (her passion) burns me when I am away from her but soothes me and relieves my pain as I embrace her.

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