I saw you so very close

Story Play (Attakkatha): 

I saw you so very close

and I heard your playful voice

You are Brahma’s vehicle of choice

Oh! Sweet voiced and of nice poise


Is it Lord Brahma who sent you here?

Is it Nala’s land the place you hold dear?

If that be so oh! Swan of such glow

With love and respect, to you I bow.


Dear vehicle of Brahma, please narrate

the tales of king Nala in words not ornate.

With your words my sorrow may mitigate

And may my ears-with elixir they saturate.


The deepest thoughts now in my mind,

I will share with you dear friend

Perhaps you can help me oh! God-sent

Virtuous soul, help me, don’t leave my heart to rend.