Oh! Majestic swan, what am I to tell?

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Oh! Majestic swan, what am I to tell?

Women of high rank do not feel,

It right to let their hearts reveal.

(Their secret desires)

 

Time and again my mind is on Nala-the much praised king,

his reputation and deeds cause my ears to pleasingly ring.

On thinking of his manliness, the love-lord’s arrows sting

my heart and makes me feel frail and a weakling.