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.

Thirukkural 1218 . 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.

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