Triveni Journal

1927 | 11,233,916 words

Triveni is a journal dedicated to ancient Indian culture, history, philosophy, art, spirituality, music and all sorts of literature. Triveni was founded at Madras in 1927 and since that time various authors have donated their creativity in the form of articles, covering many aspects of public life....

The Lament of King Pururvas

(Tr.) B. G. R. Krishnamma (From Vikramorvasiyam by Kalidasa)

THE LAMENT OF KING PURURVA FOR URVASI

By B. G. R. KRISHNAMMA, M.A.
(Rendered into English from Act II of Vikramorvasiyamby Kalidas)

That face in dreams I’d see
If only I could sleep,
But sleep’s denied to me
When Kama’s arrows deep
My inmost heart have rent.
Her picture I would paint
In glorious colours bright,
But tears its hues would taint
And leave me to a night
In sorrow sadly spent.

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