The Message of the Koel – The Message

Finally, the hero gives voice to the message the koel must carry to his wife:

कच्चिच्चिते स्फुरति चपलापाङ्गि चूर्ण्यां कदाचित्

स्रस्तोत्तंसं धवलनयनं धौतबिम्बाधरोष्ठम् ।

स्नानान्ते ते मुखमुपसखि प्रेक्षमाणे मयि द्रा-

ग्वक्षोदघ्रे पयसि पुनरप्यावयोर्मज्जनं तत् ॥ ६२ ॥

Listen to this verse

“Do you recall,

lady of the mischievous glance,

how once in the Cūrṇī with your friends after bathing,

I suddenly caught your eye –

the wreath upon your hair slipping off,

your eyes sparkling

and your bimba-like lips washed clean –

and we both dipped down again into the chest-deep water


Verse 62 – Uttara Bhāga

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




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