They showed me him, and then my endless pain
I saw: why then should weeping eyes complain
As this incurable malady has been caused by my eyes which showed (him) to me, why should they now weep for (him).
Kandhaam Kaluzhva Thevankolo Thantaanoi
Thaamkaatta Yaamkan Tadhu.
How glancing eyes, that rash unweeting looked that day,
With sorrow measureless are wasting now away
The dyed eyes that (then) looked without foresight, why should they now endure sorrow, without feeling sharply (their own fault).
Therindhunaraa Nokkiya Unkan Parindhunaraap
Paidhal Uzhappadhu Evan?.
The eyes that threw such eager glances round erewhile
Are weeping now. Such folly surely claims a smile
They themselves looked eagerly (on him) and now they weep. Is not this to be laughed at ?.
Kadhumenath Thaanokkith Thaame Kaluzhum
Ithunakath Thakka Thutaiththu.
Those eyes have wept till all the fount of tears is dry,
That brought upon me pain that knows no remedy
These painted eyes have caused me a lasting mortal disease; and now they can weep no more, the tears having dried up.
Peyalaatraa Neerulandha Unkan Uyalaatraa
Uyvilnoi Enkan Niruththu.
The eye that wrought me more than sea could hold of woes,
Is suffering pangs that banish all repose
Mine eyes have caused me a lust that is greater than the sea and (they themselves) endure the torture of sleeplessness.
Patalaatraa Paidhal Uzhakkum Katalaatraak
Kaamanoi Seydhaen Kan.
Oho! how sweet a thing to see! the eye
That wrought this pain, in the same gulf doth lie
The eyes that have given me this disease have themselves been seized with this (suffering) Oh! I am much delighted.
Oo Inidhe Emakkinnoi Seydhakan
Thaaam Itharpat Tadhu.
Aching, aching, let those exhaust their stream,
That melting, melting, that day gazed on him
The eyes that became tender and gazed intently on him, may they suffer so much as to dry up the fountain of their tears.
Uzhandhuzhan Thulneer Aruka Vizhaindhizhaindhu
Venti Avarkkanta Kan.
Who loved me once, onloving now doth here remain;
Not seeing him, my eye no rest can gain
He is indeed here who loved me with his lips but not with his heart but mine eyes suffer from not seeing him.
Penaadhu Pettaar Ularmanno Matravark
Kaanaadhu Amaivila Kan.
When he comes not, all slumber flies; no sleep when he is there;
Thus every way my eyes have troubles hard to bear
When he is away they do not sleep; when he is present they do not sleep; in either case, mine eyes endure unbearable agony.
Vaaraakkaal Thunjaa Varindhunjaa Aayitai
Aaragnar Utrana Kan.
It is not hard for all the town the knowledge to obtain,
When eyes, as mine, like beaten tambours, make the mystery plain
It is not difficult for the people of this place to understand the secret of those whose eyes, like mine, are as it were beaten drums.
Maraiperal Ooraarkku Aridhandraal Empol
Araiparai Kannaar Akaththu.