Old Tamil Poetry

Translations of Tamil Poetic works that span 2000 years

Thirukkural – 1218

When I’m asleep he embraces me;
On waking up, he recedes into my heart, quickly

துஞ்சுங்கால் தோள் மேலர் ஆகி, விழிக்குங்கால்
நெஞ்சத்தர் ஆவர், விரைந்து.

Her friend rebukes the hero for deserting her. She defends him saying he hasn’t deserted me but resides in my heart and comes in my dreams. Once I wake up he goes back into my heart.

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