While I was waiting eagerly for him

While I was waiting eagerly for him

While I was waiting eagerly for him
saying to myself,

“If I see you anywhere
I’ll gather you
and eat you up,”

he beat me to it
and devoured me entire,

my lord dark as raincloud,
my lord self-seeking and unfair.

by Nammalvar
English version by A. K. Ramanujan
Original Language Tamil

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