Fair mothers, my sweet ambrosia (from Nacciyar Tirumoli)

by Andal

English version by Paula Marvelly
Original Language Tamil

Fair mothers, my sweet ambrosia
Of Srirangam
With his lovely hair, his lovely mouth
His lovely eyes
And the lovely lotus from his belly button —
My husband —
Has my loose bangle
Made me lose indeed!

My Lord of Srirangam,
Rich and righteous,
Who owns this sea-swept earth entire
And the sky
Has made his possessions
Now complete
With the bangle which I wore
On my hand!

-- from Women of Wisdom: A Journey of Enlightenment by Women of Vision Through the Ages, by Paula Marvelly

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