The Message of the Koel – Kshirasindhu

पक्षोद्यौतैः पतग पुरजित्कन्धराकाण्डनीलै-

र्व्याप्ताभोगा विसृमरतरैर्व्योम सीमन्तयन्ती ।

सुव्यक्तं ते गमनसरणिः सूत्रयेदूर्ध्वमस्याः

सिन्धुस्नेहोपगतयमुनावेणिवीथीविलासम् ॥  २२ ॥

Listen to this verse


your path across the heavens

will be shot through with the radiance

that flares forth from your wings,

blue as Śiva’s neck.

Parting the sky,

it will draw in a clear blue line above the Kṣīrasindhu

the graceful coursing flow of an imaginary Yamunā*

come to meet her

due to the love one river bears for another.


*The Yamuna or Jamuna is a famously dark blue river in northern India.


Verse 22 – Pūrva Bhāga

कोकिलसन्देशः – उद्दणडशास्त्री । The Message of the Koel – Uddaṇḍa Śāstrī




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