The Message of the Koel – Kshirasindhu

पक्षोद्यौतैः पतग पुरजित्कन्धराकाण्डनीलै-

र्व्याप्ताभोगा विसृमरतरैर्व्योम सीमन्तयन्ती ।

सुव्यक्तं ते गमनसरणिः सूत्रयेदूर्ध्वमस्याः

सिन्धुस्नेहोपगतयमुनावेणिवीथीविलासम् ॥  २२ ॥

Listen to this verse

‘Sky-flyer,

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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