Love that withstands time!

வாலிபங்கள் ஓடும் வயதாகக்கூடும்
ஆனாலும் அன்பு மாறாதது
மாலையிடும் சொந்தம் முடிப்போட்ட பந்தம்
பிரிவென்னும் சொல்லே அறியாதது
அழகான மனைவி அன்பான துணைவி
அமைந்தாலே பேரின்பமே
மடிமீது துயில சரசங்கள் பயில
மோகங்கள் ஆரம்பமே
நல்ல மனையாளின் நேசம் ஒரு கோடி
நெஞ்சமெனும் வீணை பாடுமே தோடி
(செஞ்சமேனும் வீணை பாடுமே தோடி)
சந்தோஷ சாம்ராஜ்யமே

Vaalibangal oadum vayadhaagakkoodum
Anaalum anbu maaraadhammaa
Maalaiyidum sondham mudipoatta bandham
Pirivennum sollae ariyaadhadhu
Azhagaana manaivi anbaana thunaivi
Amaindhaalae paerinbamae
Madimeedhu thuyila sarasangal payila
Moagangal aarambamae
Nalla manaiyaalin naesam oru koadi
Nenjamenum veenai paadumae thoadi
(Senjamenum veenai paadumae thoadi)
Sandhoasha saamraajyamae

Teenage will fade, age will eventually catch up,
But the love (affection) will not change, Oh girl!
The relationship that resulted in exchanging garlands and tying knots (marriage),
does not know what  “separation” is,
If a man is blessed with a beautiful wife, who is also an affectionate partner,
his life is ecstatic,
As they exchange their laps to sleep, and learn about sensual pleasure,
it marks the birth of love.
A good wife has limitless love,
(when the man gets that limitless love) His heart which is like the veena can even play the Thodi raagam (a rather difficult raga to play),
[A possible different interpretation: Even the “Senjam” veena which is predominantly used to play sad tunes will start playing the Thodi raagam (used to sing happy songs)?]
Forever, they live in the empire of happiness.

The details of this song is available here!

The betraying heart!

Movie: Kadhal Virus
Poet: Vaali
Singers: Unnikrishnan, Harini
Music Director: A. R. Rahman
Song sequence: (1)-(1)-(2)-(1)-(3)-(1)-(4)-(5)-(1)-(6)-(1)-(7)-(8)-(9)-(1)

(1) சொன்னாலும் கேட்பதில்லை கன்னி மனது
 (2) ஒன்றை மறைத்து வைத்தேன்
 சொல்ல தடை விதைத்தேன்
 நெஞ்சை நம்பி இருந்தேன்
 அது வஞ்சம் செய்தது

sonnaalum kaetpadhillai kanni manadhu
ondRai maRaithu vaithaen
solla thadai vidhaithaen
nenjjai nampi irundhdhaen
adhu vanjam seydhadhu

Even when told, a maiden’s heart doesn’t listen to it,
I have hidden one thing,
I’ve forbidden to reveal it,
I’ve trusted my heart,
But it cheated me..

(3)ஓ கன்னி மனம் பாவம்
 என்ன செய்ய கூடும் ?
 உன்னை போல அல்ல
 உண்மை சொன்னது நீ

oa kanni manam paavam
enna seyya koodum ?
unnai poala alla
uNmai sonnadhu nee

Oh, the maiden’s heart is pitiable,
What would it do?
It is not like you,
Hence, it revealed the truth..

(4) உன்னை தவிர எனக்கு
 விடியல் இருக்கோ கிழக்கு ?
 உலகினில் உள்ளதோ உயிரே ?

unnai thavira enakku
vidiyal irukkoa kizhakku ?
ulaginil uLLadhoa uyirae ?

Oh east, Apart from you,
Do I’ve any other dawn
In this world, oh dear life?

(Though I might say to not reveal, is there any other option for me, just like the east is for dawn, I’m for you)

(5) சூரிய விளக்கில் சுடர்விடும் கிழக்கு
 கிழக்குக்கு நீதான் உயிரே
 எல்லாம் தெரிந்திருந்தும்
 என்னை புரிந்திருந்தும்
 சும்மா இருக்கும்படி சொன்னேன் நூறு முறை
 சொன்னாலும் கேட்பதில்லை கன்னி மனது

sooriya viLakkil sudarvidum kizhakku
kizhakkukku needhaan uyirae
ellaam therindhdhirundhdhum
ennai purindhdhirundhdhum
summaa irukkumpadi sonnaen nooRu muRai
sonnaalum kaetpadhillai kanni manadhu

The east lightens up with the rays of Sun,
But you’re the soul of the Sun,
Even after knowing everything,
Even after understanding me,
I told it hundred times to stay quiet

(6) ஓ நங்கை உந்தன் நெஞ்சம்
 நான் கொடுத்த லஞ்சம்
 வாங்கி கொண்டு இன்று உண்மை சொன்னது

oa nanggai undhdhan nenjam
naan kodutha lanjam
vaanggi koNdu indRu uNmai sonnadhu

Oh lady, your heart,
Took the bribe,
I gave to it,
To reveal the truth

(7) விழி சிறையில் பிடித்தாய்
 விலகுதல் போல நடித்தாய்
 தினம் தினம் துவண்டேன் தளிரே

vizhi siRaiyil pidithaay
vilagudhal poala nadithaay
thinam thinam thuvaNdaen thaLirae

You imprisoned with your eyes,
You acted as if you are escaping,
I crumbled everyday, oh tender one

(8) நதியென நான் நடந்தேன்
 அணை தடுத்தும் கடந்தேன்
 கடைசியில் கலந்தேன் கடலே
 எல்லாம் தெரிந்திருந்தும்
 என்னை புரிந்திருந்தும்
 சும்மா இருக்கும்படி சொன்னேன் நூறு முறை

nadhiyena naan nadandhdhaen
aNai thaduthum kadandhdhaen
kadaisiyil kalandhdhaen kadalae
ellaam therindhdhirundhdhum
ennai purindhdhirundhdhum
summaa irukkumpadi sonnaen nooRu muRai

I walked like the river,
I crossed over the dams,
To mingle at last into the sea..
Even after knowing everything,
Even after understanding me,
I told it hundred times to stay quiet..

(The destiny of a river is the sea, yet, it enjoys the period of being the river, without bothering about losing itself to the sea and it also rushes ahead crossing over all barriers.. Similarly, I’m coming to you)

(9) ஒரு பூவெடுத்து நீரில்
 கொட்டி வைத்து பாரு
 வந்துவிடும் மேலே வஞ்சி கொடியே
சொன்னாலும் கேட்டிடிடாது கன்னி மனது

oru pooveduthu neeril
kotti vaithu paaru
vandhdhuvidum maelae vanjji kodiyae

sonnaalum kaettididaadhu kanni manadhu

You pick a flower,
Drop it in water,
It would come to float, oh young lady

Even when told, a maiden’s heart will not listen,
(Though you could immerse a flower deep into the water, by it’s nature, it would come up to float.. So even if you forbid your heart to not say and play all games of running away, you would come and reach me naturally.. )

The video of this song is available here!

The colour of love!

Movie: Alaipayuthey
Poet: Vairamuthu
Singers: Hariharan, Clinton Cerejo, Dominique Cerejo
Music: A.R.Rahman
Song sequence: (1)-(2)-(3)-(4)-(1)-(5)-(6)-(1)-(7)

(1) சகியே ஸ்நேகிதியே காதலில் காதலில் காதலில் நிறமுண்டு
 சகியே ஸ்நேகிதியே என் அன்பே அன்பே உனக்கும் நிறமுண்டு

sagiyae Snaegidhiyae kaadhalil kaadhalil kaadhalil niRamuNdu
sagiyae Snaegidhiyae en anbae anbae unakgum niRamuNdu

Oh my companion! Oh my friend! love has colors!
Oh my companion! Oh my friend! my love, you too have colors!

(2) பச்சை நிறமே பச்சை நிறமே இச்சை மூட்டும் பச்சை நிறமே
 புல்லின் சிரிப்பும் பச்சை நிறமே எனக்கு சம்மதம் தருமே
 பச்சை நிறமே பச்சை நிறமே இலையின் இளமை பச்சை நிறமே
 உந்தன் நரம்பும் பச்சை நிறமே எனக்கு சம்மதம் தருமே
 எனக்கு சம்மதம் தருமே எனக்கு சம்மதம் தருமே

pachsai niRamae pachsai niRamae ichsai mootdum pachsai niRamae
pullin siripbum pachsai niRamae enakgu sammadham tharumae
pachsai niRamae pachsai niRamae ilaiyin iLamai pachsai niRamae
undhdhan narambum pachsai niRamae enakgu sammadham tharumae
enakgu sammadham tharumae enakgu sammadham tharumae

Oh green color! The color that brings strong desire!
Even the smile of the grass is green. It will give me your approval!
Oh green color! The sprouting leaf color is green!
Your vein color is green too. It will give me your approval!
It will give me your approval!

(3) கிளையில் காணும் கிளியின் மூக்கு விடலைப் பெண்ணின் வெற்றிலை நாக்கு
 புத்தம் புதிதாய் ரத்த ரோஜா பூமி தொடா பிள்ளையின் பாதம்
 எல்லா சிவப்பும் உந்தன் கோபம் எல்லா சிவப்பும் உந்தன் கோபம்

kiLaiyil kaaNum kiLiyin mookgu vidalaip peNNin vetRilai naakgu
putham pudhidhaay ratha roaJaa poomi thodaa piLLaiyin paadham
ellaa sivapbum undhdhan koabam ellaa sivapbum undhdhan koabam

The beak of the parrot sitting on a branch! A young innocent girl’s betel leaf-like tongue!
The newly blossomed bloody rose! A new born’s foot that haven’t touched the earth!
All the red color symbolizes your anger!

(4) அந்தி வானம் அரைக்கும் மஞ்சள் அக்கினிக் கொழுந்தில் பூத்த மஞ்சள்
 தங்கத் தோடு ஜனித்த மஞ்சள் கொன்றைப் பூவில் குளித்த மஞ்சள்
 மஞ்சள் மஞ்சள் மஞ்சள்
 மாலை நிலவின் மரகத மஞ்சள் எல்லாம் தங்கும் உந்தன் நெஞ்சில்

andhdhi vaanam araikgum manjaL akginik kozhundhdhil pootha manjaL
thangath thoadu Janitha manjaL kondRaip poovil kuLitha manjaL
manjaL manjaL manjaL
maalai nilavin maragadha manjaL ellaam thanggum undhdhan nenjjil

The dawning sky’s grinding yellow! The yellow that blossoms in the bright fire!
The yellow that originated with gold! The yellow that bathed in a Indian laburnum flower!
Oh yellow color!
The evening moon’s emerald yellow! Everything yellow will stay in your heart!

(5) அலையில்லாத ஆழி வண்ணம் முகிலில்லாத வானின் வண்ணம்
 மயிலின் கழுத்தில் வாரும் வண்ணம் குவளைப் பூவில் குழைத்த வண்ணம்
 ஊதாப் பூவில் ஊற்றிய வண்ணம்
 எல்லாம் சேர்ந்துன் கண்ணில் மின்னும் எல்லாம் சேர்ந்துன் கண்ணில் மின்னும்

alaiyillaadha aazhi vaNNam mugilillaadha vaanin vaNNam
mayilin kazhuthil vaarum vaNNam kuvaLaip poovil kuzhaitha vaNNam
oodhaap poovil ootRiya vaNNam
ellaam saerndhdhun kaNNil minnum ellaam saerndhdhun kaNNil minnum

The color of the ocean without waves! The color of the sky without clouds!
The color that lives in the peacock’s throat! The color mixed in a blue nelumbo flower!
The color poured into a purple colored flower!
Everything blue will shine in your eyes!

(6) இரவின் நிறமே இரவின் நிறமே கார்காலத்தின் மொத்த நிறமே
 காக்கைச் சிறகில் காணும் நிறமே பெண்மை எழுதும் கண்மை நிறமே
 வெயிலில் பாடும் குயிலின் நிறமே
 எல்லாம் சேர்ந்து கூந்தல் நிறமே எல்லாம் சேர்ந்து கூந்தல் நிறமே

iravin niRamae iravin niRamae kaargaalathin motha niRamae
kaakgai chiRagil kaaNum niRamae peNmai ezhudhum kaNmai niRamae
veyilil paadum kuyilin niRamae
ellaam saerndhdhu koondhdhal niRamae ellaam saerndhdhu koondhdhal niRamae

The color of the night! The color of the rainy season!
The color seen in a crow’s feather! The color of the womanhood’s mascara writing!
The color of the cuckoo singing on a sunny day!
Everything together forms the color of your hair!

(7) வெள்ளை நிறமே வெள்ளை நிறமே...
 மழையில் முளையும் தும்பை நிறமே...
 வெள்ளை நிறமே வெள்ளை நிறமே விழியில் பாதி உள்ள நிறமே
 மழையின் துளியும் தும்பை நிறமே உனது மனசின் நிறமே
 உனது மனசின் நிறமே உனது மனசின் நிறமே

veLLai niRamae veLLai niRamae…
mazhaiyil muLaiyum thumbai niRamae…
veLLai niRamae veLLai niRamae vizhiyil paadhi uLLa niRamae
mazhaiyin thuLiyum thumbai niRamae unadhu manasin niRamae
unadhu manasin niRamae unadhu manasin niRamae

Oh white color! Oh white color!
The color of white dead nettle sprouting during a rain!
Oh white color! Oh white color! Half the color in your eyes!
The color of the rain drops too are the color of white dead nettle! It is your thought’s color!
It is your thought’s color!

Favourite Lines #7

விழிகளிலே உன் தேடல் செவிகளிலே உன் பாடல்
இரண்டுக்கும் நடுவிலே இதயத்தின் உரையாடல்
காதலுக்கு விலையில்லை எதை கொடுத்து நான் வாங்க
உள்ளங்கையில் அள்ளித்தர என்னை விட ஏதுமில்லை
யாரை கேட்டு வருமோ காதலின் ஞாபகம்

vizhigaLilae un thaedal sevigaLilae un paadal
iraNdukkum naduvilae idhayathin uraiyaadal
kaadhalukku vilaiyillai edhai koduthu naan vaanga
uLLanggaiyil aLLithara ennai vida aedhumillai
yaarai kaettu varumoa kaadhalin nYaabagam

My eyes constantly search you, my ears hear only your song,
In between these are the conversations of my heart,
There is no price for love, what can I give to buy it?
To give with my palms, I don’t have anything but myself,
Whom do these memories of love ask before they come?

The details of the song is available here!

Communication

Many people
Multiple voices
Total chaos
Amidst that
Two people
Four eyes
One conversation
No words
But
A poetry was created
A symphony was heard
A salsa was performed
Coz all communication
Doesn’t need words!

The merger!

Water, one of the dearest subject for Ripples and for me. Here is another dimension to water.

The water, in most forms, is rarely considered as the final stage and rather used as example to seeking the destiny in next stage. Like a river attaining destiny while reaching the sea, a drop attaining destiny by becoming a pearl, the drop on lotus leaf and so on..

The crust of earth is basically split into two, surface covered by water and land.

Just like the water being omnipresent in many ways, the land / soil could be represented in many many ways. Rocks, boulders, mountains, sand, soil and so on.

When water meets many of those, the water retains its nature as water, just as the other component retains its own nature. Or the reaction happens to one of them while the other remains the same.

Whereas when water meets a certain kind of soil, the water and soil bonds together and becomes mud, where the water attains the color of soil and the soil becomes almost liquid, losing its dry and solid state.

Thus, merged the heart of two, in love, inseparable and into one, by losing itself. And together they could be created into new formations, which isn’t possible to be attained by either water or soil independently.

This is the example given by an anonymous poet to describe love at first sight. And the richness of the thought paved way to name the poet after this example.

யாயும் ஞாயும் யாரா கியரோ,
எந்தையும் நுந்தையும் எம்முறைக் கேளிர்,
யானும் நீயும் எவ்வழி யறிதும்,
செம்புலப் பெயனீர் போல,
அன்புடை நெஞ்சம் தாங்கலந் தனவே.

-செம்புலப் பெயனீரார்.

What is my mother to yours?
How is my father relatednto yours? Although you and I knew not
each other in any way,
just as red earth and pouring rain:
the love-filled hearts merged.

(Kuruntokai – 40)

[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuṟuntokai]

This is enough!

A rainbow bloomed on earth
It talks to me with love
When my soul melts next to you
In the brightness of (your) face, my nights will prolong
My legs (I) float in the air

Thousands of thoughts arise in my thoughts
Where do I find the meaning for your looks?

The breeze that becomes the brush,
Has painted love in my heart

Both your eyes sing new poetry
As I yearn to sleep in the bed of (your) lips..
This is enough.. For everyday, this is enough
For everyday, this is enough!
For everyday, this is enough!


Note: The original verse of this song, video and other details are available over here!

Favourite Lines #6

 என் கண்ணீர் என் தண்ணீர்
 எல்லாமே நீ அன்பே..
 என் இன்பம் என் துன்பம்
 எல்லாமே நீ அன்பே..
 என் வாழ்வும் என் சாவும்
 உன் கண்ணின் அசைவிலே

en kaNNeer en thaNNeer
ellaamae nee anbae..
en inbam en thunbam
ellaamae nee anbae..
en vaazhvum en saavum
un kaNNin asaivilae

My tears, my elixir (water that quenches my thirst)
everything is you. my love!
My happiness, my sorrow,
everything is you. my love!
my life and death
will depend on the blink of your eye!

 உன்னுள்ளம் நான் காண என் ஆயுள் போதாது
 என் அன்பை நான் சொல்ல உன் காலம்; போதாது
 என் காதல் எடை என்ன உன் நெஞ்சு காணாது
 ஆனாலும் என் முத்தம் சொல்லாமல் போகாது

unnuLLam naan kaaNa en aayuL poadhaadhu
en anbai naan solla un kaalam; poadhaadhu
en kaadhal edai enna un nenjju kaaNaadhu
aanaalum en mutham sollaamal poagaadhu

To understand your heart, my life time wont be enough!.
To express my love completely, your life time wont be enough!.
Your heart would not bear the weight of my love!
Despite it, my kiss wouldn’t leave you without expressing my love!

 கொண்டாலும் கொன்றாலும் என் சொந்தம் நீ தானே
 நின்றாலும் சென்றாலும் உன் சொந்தம் நான் தானே
 உன் வேட்கை பின்னாலே என் வாழ்க்கை வளையுமே!

koNdaalum kondRaalum en sondhdham nee thaanae
nindRaalum sendRaalum un sondhdham naan thaanae
un vaetkai pinnaalae en vaazhkgai vaLaiyumae!

Whether you conquer or kill my heart, you are my beloved.
Whether you stop or leave, I will be yours.
My life would bend for your desire!

The details of this song is available here!

When God was in agony..

One of the mesmerising songs that gets you addicted to it with all its parts. The melody, voice, words and what not…

Movie: Pavithra
Poet: Vairamuthu
Singer: Unnikrishnan
Music director: A.R.Rahman
Song sequence: (1)-(1)-(2)-(2)-(3)-(3)-(4)-(1)-(5)-(5)-(6)-(6)-(7)-(1)-(2)-(3)-(3)-(4)-(1)

(1)உயிரும் நீயே உடலும் நீயே உறவும் நீயே தாயே
(2)தன் உடலில் சுமந்து உயிரை பகிர்ந்து உருவம் தருவாய் நீயே
(3)உன் கண்ணில் வழியும் ஒரு துளி போதும் கடலும் மூழ்கும் தாயே
(4)உன் காலடி மட்டும் தருவாய் தாயே சொர்க்கம் என்பது பொய்யே
(5)விண்ணை படைத்தான் மண்ணை படைத்தான் காற்றும் மழையும் ஒளியும் படைத்தான்
(6)பூமிக்கு அதனால் நிம்மதி இல்லை 
(7)சாமி தவித்தான் தாயைப் படைத்தான்

Uyirum Neeye Udalum neeye uravum neeye thaaye
Thann udalil sumandhu uyirai pagirndhu uruvam tharuvaai neeye
Un kannil valiyum oru thuli podhum, kadalum moolgum thaaye
Un kaaladi mattum tharuvaai thaaye, sorgam enbadhu poiye
Vinnai padaithaan, mannai padaithaan, kaatrum mazhaiyum oliyayumpadaithaan
Boomiku adhanaal nimmadhi illai,
saami thavithaan, thaayei padaithaan

You are this Life (me), you are this Body, You are the underlying strength/force, oh Mother!
You carried me in your body(womb), you shared your soul with me, you shaped me, oh Mother!
A single drop of tear flowing from your eyes, is enough to drown the mightly oceans,
Oh Mother! please show me your feet, as I lie at your feet, I realise that heaven is but a lie
(as I lie at your feet, I realise that heaven is no where else but but at your feet)
God created the sky, he created the earth, he created the air, the rains and light too
but all this did not bring peace to (him) earth (for it lacked something necessary he thought),
The god was in agony, and finally created Mother!!!

Who would be the messenger?

I am asking the breeze that passes through this dais,
In the way you pass by, will you see my God on the way?

‘She is like a bud amidst colourful flowers,
She would be (as sweet as) sugarcane to your heart,
Yet, she is like a small particle afloat the sea..’
Would you say so to him?

‘She wakes up at midnight,
She thinks of your relationship,
She sleeps (only) after dawn’
Would you convey this pain too?

I am asking the breeze that passes through this dais,
She is like the vision to my eyes, Is what she said is right?

‘She searches for her Kannan (her guy),
She conveys her heart’s love,
She has forgotten this elder brother’
Would you convey that too?


[The last stanza is the reply by her brother, who is also the friend of her guy.]

Details of the translated song is available over here!

Could you stop for an instance?!

Movie: Iruvar
Poet: Vairamuthu
Singers: Unnikrishnan, Bombay Jayashree
Music Director: A.R.Rahman
Song Sequence: (1)-(2)-(2)-(3)-(2)-(2)-(4)-(4)-(5)—(5)-(6)-(7)—(7)-(8)-(1)-(4)-(2)-(9)-(9)-(10)-(11)-(11)-(12)

(1)நறுமுகையே நறுமுகையே நீ ஒரு நாழிகை நில்லாய் 
செங்கனி ஊறிய வாய் திறந்து நீ ஒரு திரு மொழி சொல்லாய்

Narumugaiyae, narumugaiyae, nee oru naazhigai nillaay
Sengani ooriya vaai thiranthu, nee oru thirumoli sollaai

Oh fragrant bud that is ready to bloom, could you stop for an instance!
Open your red honey dripping lips and utter a few precious verses!

(2)அற்றை திங்கள் அன் நிலவில் நெற்றி தரள நீர் வடிய 
கொற்ற பொய்கை ஆடியவள் நீயா ?

Attrai thingal annilavil, netrith tharala neervadiya,
Kotrappoigai aadiyaval, neeyaa?

On a full moon night, with water droplets dripping down the forehead
the one bathing (playfully) in the waterfall, was it you?

(3)திருமகனே திருமகனே நீ ஒரு நாழிகை பாராய் 
வெண்ணிற புரவியில் வந்தவனே வேல் விழி மொழிகள் கேளாய்

Thirumaganae, thirumaganae, nee oru naazhigai paaraay,
Vennira puraviyil vanthavanae, vaelvizhi moligal kaelaay

Oh handsome young man! Oh handsome young man! could you look here for an instance!
The one who came riding a white horse, listen to what my spear like sharp eyes say!

(4)அற்றை திங்கள் அன் நிலவில் கொற்ற பொய்கை ஆடுகையில் ஒற்றை பார்வை 
பார்த்தவனும் நீயா ?

Attrai thingal annilavil, kotrappoigai aadiyaval, otrai paarvai paarthavanum.. Neeya?

On a full moon night, when I was bathing (playfully) in the stream – The one who laid his eyes on me, was it you?

(5)மங்கை மான் விழி அம்புகள் என் மார் துளைத்ததென்ன ?
(6)பாண்டி நாடனை கண்ட என் மனம் பசலை கொண்டதென்ன ?
(7)நிலாவிலே பார்த்த வண்ணம் கனாவிலே தோன்றும் இன்னும் 
(8)இளைத்தேன் துடித்தேன் பொறுக்கவில்லை 
இடையில் மேகலை இருக்கவில்லை

Mangai maanvizhi ambugal en maarthulaithathaena?
Paandi naadanai kandu ennudal pasalai kondathenna?
Nilaavilae paarththa vannam, kannaavilae thoandrum innum
Ilaithaen thudithaen porukkavillai
Idaiyil maegalai irukkavillai

Why did the arrows from your deer like beautiful eyes pierce my heart?
Why does my body become hysterical after catching a glimpse of the Paandian king?
The silhouette that I saw under the moon light, still lingers in my dreams!
I withered, I turned restless, and I could not wait any longer,
Even the golden ornament that adorned my hips did not stay in its place (and slipped due to turmoil of waiting for her lover),

(9)யாயும் ஞாயும் யாராகியரோ நெஞ்சு நேர்ந்ததென்ன?
(10)யானும் நீயும் எவ்வழி அறிதும் உறவு சேர்ந்ததென்ன?
(11)ஒரே ஒரு தீண்டல் செய்தாய் உயிர்க்கொடி பூத்ததென்ன?
(12)செம்புலம் சேர்ந்த நீர் துளி போல் 
அம்புடை நெஞ்சம் கலந்ததென்ன?

Yaayum gnaayum yaaraagiyaro, nenju naernthathaena?
Yaanum neeyum evvazhi arithum uravu saernthathaena?
Orae oru theendal seithaay, uyir kodi pootthathaena?
Semboolam saerntha neerththulipoal
Ambudai nenjam kalanthathenna?

Were my mother and your’s related to each other? how is it that our hearts blended together?
How did I and you meet and how did we bind in a relationship?
Just with a single caressing touch, how did you make my life blossom?
Just like the red soil (earth) and the water from the rain blend (beyond seperation),
Our hearts have blended together in love!

Favourite Lines #4

இரு நெஞ்சம் இணைந்து பேசிட உலகில், பாஷைகள் எதுவும் தேவை இல்லை.
சிறு புல்லில் உறங்கும் பனியில் தெரியும், மலையின் அழகோ தாங்கவில்லை.
உந்தன் கைகள் பிடித்து போகும் வழி, அது போதவில்லை இன்னும் வேண்டுமடி.
இந்த மண்ணில் இதுபோல் யாரும் இங்கே, எங்கும் வாழவில்லை என்று தோன்றுதடி.

iru nenjjam iNaindhu paesida ulagil, paashaigaL edhuvum thaevai illai.
chiRu pullil uRanggum paniyil theriyum, malaiyin azhagoa thaanggavillai.
undhan kaigaL pidiththu poagum vazhi, adhu poadhavillai innum vaeNdumadi.
indha maNNil idhuboal yaarum inggae, enggum vaazhavillai endRu thoandRudhadi.

There is no need of any languages, for two hearts to communicate in this world.
The beauty of a mountain reflected on a dew drop that sleeps on a grass blade is exhilarating.
(The beauty potrayed when you sleep on my lap is overwhelming)
The path that I walk holding your hand is never sufficient, and I desire more.
(The happiness that I get walking holding your hand is never sufficient, and I desire more.)
It feels as if no one in this world has ever lived this sort of a life anywhere.

The details of this awesome song is available over here!

You and me!!

You are breeze, I’m tree,
I’ll nod for everything you say..
You are rain, I’m earth,
I’ll hold you wherever you fall..
You are night, I’m stars,
I’ll be there only till you are there..
You are waves, I’m shore,
I’ll bear even when you beat me..
You are body, I’m your shadow,
You don’t have to fall, I’ll fall for you..
You are branch, I’m leaf,
I’ll live only as long as I’m bound with you..
You are eyes, I’m your lashes,
I’ll keep fluttering till I join you..
You are breath, I’m body,
I’ll let you alone to keep me alive..
You are sky, I’m blue,
I’m merged within you..
You are thought, I’m word,
I’ll be uttered only when you command..
You are light, I’m Koel,
I’ll sing only upon seeing you..
You are dress, I’m the waist,
I’ll wear you even when I sleep..
You are day, I’m light,
I’ll always depend only on you..


Details of the translated song is available here!

To me, To you..

Poet: Subramanya Bharathiyaar
Singer: Bombay Jayashree

பாயும் ஒளி நீ எனக்கு பார்க்கும் விழி நான் உனக்கு
தோயும் மது நீ எனக்கு தும்பி அடி நான் உனக்கு
வாயுரைக்க வருகுதில்லை வாழி நின்றன் மேன்மை எல்லாம் 
தூய சுடர் வான் ஒளியே சூறை அமுதே கண்ணம்மா

paayum oli nee enakku paarkkum vizhi naan unakku
thoayum madhu nee enakku thumpi adi naan unakku
vaayuraikka varugudhillai vaazhi nindRan maenmai ellaam
thooya sudar vaan oLiyae sooRai amudhae kaNNammaa

To me, you are like the leaping light, while to you, I am the eyes (that perceive the light),
To me, you are the dripping nectar, while to you, I am the bee (that strives to get the nectar)
I do not have words to describe your eminence,
you are the pure flame, you are the pure light of the skies, you are the sparkling elixir, Oh Kannamma!

வீணை அடி நீ எனக்கு மேவும் விரல் நான் உனக்கு 
பூணும் வடம் நீ எனக்கு புது வைரம் நான் உனக்கு 
காணும் இடம் தோரும் நின்றன் கண்ணின் ஒழி விசுதடி 
மானுடைய பேரரசி வாழ்வு நிலையே கண்ணம்மா

veeNai adi nee enakku maevum viral naan unakku
pooNum vadam nee enakku pudhu vairam naan unakku
kaaNum idam thoarum nindRan kaNNin ozhi visudhadi
maanudaiya paerarasi vaazhvu nilaiyae kaNNammaa

To me, you are like the veena, while to you, I am the fingers that lovingly plays it,
To me, you are the ornamental chain, while to you, I am the new radiant diamond (that adds beauty to the chain),
Every place that I see, it is irradiated with the brilliant light of your eyes
The empress of all humans, you are the basis of all life, Oh Kannamma!

வான மழை நீ எனக்கு வண்ண மயில் நான் உனக்கு
பானம் அடி நீ எனக்கு பாண்டம் அடி நான் உனக்கு 
ஞான ஒழி வீசுதடி நங்கை நின்றன் ஜோதி முகம் 
ஊனமறு நல்லழகே ஊரு சுவையே கண்ணம்மா

vaana mazhai nee enakku vaNNa mayil naan unakku
paanam adi nee enakku paaNdam adi naan unakku
nYaana ozhi veesudhadi nanggai nindRan Joadhi mugam
oonamaRu nallazhagae ooru suvaiyae kaNNammaa

To me, you are the rains from the sky, while to you, I am the colourful peacock that dances (in ecstacy when it rains),
To me, you are the beverage, while to you, I am the vessel that holds the beverage,
Oh Woman, enlightenment ensues when I see your magnificent and radiating face,
You are the wonderous beauty with no flaws, you are the taste that lingers forever! Oh Kannamma!

வெண்ணிலவு நீ எனக்கு மேவு கடல் நான் உனக்கு 
பண்ணு சுத்தி நீ எனக்கு பாட்டினிமை நான் உனக்கு 
எண்ணி எண்ணி பார்த்திடிலோர் என்னமில்லை நின் சுவைக்கே 
கண்ணின் மணி போன்றவளே கட்டி அமுதே கண்ணம்மா

veNNilavu nee enakku maevu kadal naan unakku
paNNu suthi nee enakku paattinimai naan unakku
eNNi eNNi paarthidiloar ennamillai nin suvaikkae
kaNNin maNi poandRavaLae katti amudhae kaNNammaa

To me, you are the bright full moon, while to you, I am the ocean that strives to join you (the moon extends a gravitational pull on the oceans),
To me, you are the (cause of) music, while to you, I am the sweetness of the song (the feel of the music),
While I think hard to describe my feeling of your fascinating character, unfortunately, I am unable to do so
Oh Kannamma! The one dear to me as the pupils of my eyes, you are my sweet candy

வீசு கமழ் நீ எனக்கு, விரியுமலர் நான் உனக்கு 
பேசுபொருள் நீ எனக்கு, பேணுமொழி நான் உனக்கு 
நேசமுள்ள வான்சுடரே நின்னழகை யேதுரைப்பேன்?
ஆசை மதுவே கனியே அள்ளு சுவையே கண்ணம்மா

veesu kamazh nee enakku, viriyumalar naan unakku
paesuboruL nee enakku, paeNumozhi naan unakku
naesamuLLa vaanchudarae ninnazhagai yaedhuraippaen?
aasai madhuvae kaniyae aLLu suvaiyae kaNNammaa

To me, you are the fragrant breeze, while to you, I am the flower that unfurls (in response to the breeze)
To me, you are the meaning (of a language construct), while to you, I am the language that facilitates conveying the meaning,
Oh loving star of the sky, how do I describe your beauty?
The elixir (honey or wine) that I desire, the ripened fruit with overwhelming taste, Oh Kannamma!

காதல் அடி நீ எனக்கு காந்தம் அடி நான் உனக்கு 
வேதம் அடி நீ எனக்கு வித்தை அடி நான் உனக்கு 
போத முற்ற போதினிலே பொங்கி வரும் தீஞ்சுவையே 
நாதவடிவானவளே நல் உயிரே கண்ணம்மா

kaadhal adi nee enakku kaandhdham adi naan unakku
vaedham adi nee enakku vithai adi naan unakku
poadha mutRa poadhinilae ponggi varum theenjjuvaiyae
naadhavadivaanavaLae nal uyirae kaNNammaa

To me, you are the feeling of love, while to you, I am the beauty (that attracts/appeals)
To me, you are the scriptures (of knowledge), while to you, I am the skill (or wisdom) that comes from imbibing the essence of the scriptures,
When my conscience (intellect) becomes fully developed (maturity), you are the overflowing pleasantness that ensues,
Your form is as elegant as that of music, you are a great soul! Oh Kannamma!

நல்லவுயிர் நீ எனக்கு, நாடியடி நான் உனக்கு
செல்வமடி நீ எனக்கு, சேமநிதி நான் உனக்கு
எல்லையற்ற பேரழகே எங்கும் நிறை பொற்சுடரே 
முல்லைநிகர் புன்னகையாய் மோதுமின்பமே கண்ணம்மா

nallavuyir nee enakku, naadiyadi naan unakku
selvamadi nee enakku, saemanidhi naan unakku1
ellaiyatRa paerazhagae enggum niRai poRsudarae
mullainigar punnagaiyaay moadhuminpamae kaNNammaa

To me, you are the soul (the reason for life), while to you, I am the pulse (the sign of life),
To me, you are all my wealth, while to you, I am the reserve fund (saved for later use),
You are the beauty with no bounds, You are like the golden rays that are omnipresent
with your smile that is comparable to that of jasmine flowers (it terms of its purity and color), you are the happiness that slams me! Oh Kannamma!

தாரையடி நீ எனக்கு,தண்மதியம் நான் உனக்கு
வீரமடி நீ எனக்கு,வெற்றியடி நான் உனக்கு
தாரணியில் வானுலகில் சார்ந்திருக்கும் இன்பமெல்லாம்
ஓருருவமாய்ச் சமைந்தாய் உள்ளமுதமே கண்ணம்மா

thaaraiyadi nee enakku,thaNmadhiyam naan unakku
veeramadi nee enakku,vetRiyadi naan unakku
thaaraNiyil vaanulagil saarndhdhirukkum inpamellaam
oaruruvamaay chamaindhdhaay uLLamudhamae kaNNammaa

To me, you are the like the flowing stream, while to you, I am like the moon (whole reflection falls on the stream),
To me, you are valour, while to you, I am the victory that ensues,
You are the unique embodiment of all the happiness of this world and the heavens together,
Oh Kannamma! You are the ambrosia of my soul

An excellent way of expressing the love. This song might have been the inspiration of Bharathidasan’s Avalum naanum!

Immortality with you..

ஒங்கூட நான் கூடி இருந்திட
எனக்கு ஜென்மம் ஒன்னு போதுமா
நூறு ஜென்மம் வேணும் அத கேட்குறேன் சாமிய
என்ன கேட்குற சாமிய?
நூறு ஜென்மம் உன் கூட
போதுமா?
நூறு ஜென்மம் நமக்கு போதுமா
வேற வரம் ஏதும் கேட்போமா
சாகா வரம் கேட்போம் அந்த சாமிய அந்த சாமிய
காத்தா அலைஞ்சாலும் கடலாக நீ இருந்தாலும்
ஆகாசமா ஆன போதிலும் என்ன உரு எடுத்த போதிலும்
சேர்ந்தே தான் பொறக்கனும் இருக்கணும் கலக்கணும்

onggooda naan koodi irundhdhida
enakku Jenmam onnu poadhumaa
nooRu Jenmam vaeNum adha kaetkuRaen saamiya

enna kaetkuRa saamiya?
nooRu Jenmam un kooda
poadhumaa?

nooRu Jenmam namakku poadhumaa
vaeRa varam aedhum kaetpoamaa
saagaa varam kaetpoam andhdha saamiya andhdha saamiya
kaathaa alainjjaalum kadalaaga nee irundhdhaalum
aagaasamaa aana poadhilum enna uru edutha poadhilum
saerndhdhae thaan poRakkanum irukkaNum kalakkaNum

For me to live together with you,
is one lifetime enough?
I need a hundred lifetimes, I pray for it to the gods!

What do you ask the gods?
A hundred lifetimes with you!
is it enough?

Are a hundred lifetimes enough for us?
instead, shall we ask some this better?
Let us ask the boon of immortality! ask the god! ask the god!
Even while we wander like the winds, Even when we transform into the oceans,
Even if we became the skies, In fact we may take any form!
But we should be born together! we live together! we mingle together!

PS: The complete song with video is available over here!

Beats of Love!

For singing the nomadic song, namthana namthana are the beats..
Coz of love, in all over the places,
In the hearts, there are 1000s of beats..

Is love, what blooms in the twenties?
It’s love that continues till the sixties!
Is love just those laughing along in happiness?
It’s love that gives consolation while crying!

Shall I sing about love?
Isn’t it searching nectar in flowers?!

While gently closing the eyes and leaning on, it should be the lap..
While the steps are faltering with exhaustion, it should be the grip..
By knowing what’s in your heart,
You knowing what’s in my heart,
Living to express, I’m there for you, is indeed the love..

Is hopping from one to another (flower) is love?
Isn’t love being just with and for each other!

The Ganges, the Cauvery et all are feminine forms..
The Earth that holds us all every single day is also feminine..
Even the emperor ruling the kingdom, needs a female to rule the house!
In the sea like life, femininity is indeed the lighthouse, that guides..

It’s enough just to handover the heart to the damsel..
She would bring full moons everyday to the rest of life..

What shall I ask for?

Addicted to this wonderful song by #Vairamuthu for #OKadhal Kanmani! The song captures the yearning of a women to reach her beloved! Chitra adds life and soul to the song!

 

Movie: O Kadhal Kanmani (OK Kanmani)
Poet: Vairamuthu
Music Director: A.R.Rahman
Singer: Chitra and A.R. Rahman
Song Sequence: (1)-(2)-(1)-(2)-(3)-(4)-(4)-(1)-(2)-(1)-(4)-(1)-(2)-(5)-(5)-(6)-(1)-(2)-(7)-(7)-(8)-(1)-(2)-(1)-(2)-(3)-(4)-(1)-(2)

(1)மலர்கள் கேட்டேன் வனமே தந்தனை
(2)தண்ணீர் கேட்டேன் அமிர்தம் தந்தனை
(3)எதை நான் கேட்பின் 
(4)எதை நான் கேட்பின் உனையே தருவாய்

malargaL kaettaen vanamae thandhdhanai
thaNNeer kaettaen amirdham thandhdhanai
edhai naan kaetpin
edhai naan kaetpin unaiyae tharuvaay

when I asked for flowers, you were the one who gave me the whole forest!
when I asked for water, you were the one who gave me elixir!
what shall I ask for?
what shall I ask for? Oh beloved (god)! so that you would give yourself?

(5)காட்டில் தொலைந்தேன் வழியாய் வந்தனை
இருளில் தொலைந்தேன் ஒளியாய் வந்தனை
(6)எதனில் தொலைந்தால் 
எதனில் தொலைந்தால் நீயே வருவாய்

kaattil tholaindhdhaen vazhiyaay vandhdhanai
iruLil tholaindhdhaen oLiyaay vandhdhanai
edhanil tholaindhdhaal
edhanil tholaindhdhaal neeyae varuvaay

when I was lost in the forests, you were the one who came as the path (map)!
when I was lost in the darkness, you were the one who came as the light!
In what shall I get lost in?
In what shall I get lost in? Oh beloved (god)! so that you yourself will come?

(7)பள்ளம் வீழ்ந்தேன் சிகரம் சேர்த்தனை
வெள்ளம் வீழ்ந்தேன் கரையில் சேர்த்தனை
(8)எதனில் வீழ்ந்தால்
எதனில் வீழ்ந்தால் உன்னிடம் சேர்ப்பாய்

paLLam veezhndhdhaen sigaram saerthanai
veLLam veezhndhdhaen karaiyil saerthanai
edhanil veezhndhdhaal
edhanil veezhndhdhaal unnidam saerppaay

when I fell into a depression, you lifted me and made me reach the peaks!
when I was inundated in the floods, you were the one who rescued me back to the shores!
In what do I fall into?
In what do I fall into? Oh beloved(god)! so that you would make me reach you!

The video of this song is available here!

What did change?

Movie: Pudhiya Mugam
Poet: Vairamuthu
Music Director: A.R.Rahman
Singer: Sujatha
Song Sequence: (1)-(2)-(1)-(2)-(3)-(4)-(1)-(2)-(1)-(5)-(1)-(2)-(1)-(2)

(1)நேற்று இல்லாத மாற்றம் என்னது
காற்று என் காதில் ஏதோ சொன்னது
(2)இதுதான் காதல் என்பதா
இளமை பொங்கி விட்டதா
இதயம் சிந்தி விட்டதா
சொல் மனமே

Netru illadha maatram ennadhu?
kaatru en kaadhil edho sonnadhu,
idhu dhaan kaadhal enbadha?
ilamai pongivittadha?
idhayam sindhivittadha?
sol maname,

what is the change that I feel today, that wasn’t there yesterday?
the breeze came-by my ears and whispered something,
is this feeling called “love”?
is it because my youthfulness has broken its bounds and started to overflow? (extreme exuberance)
or is it that my heart is filled with excess emotions (which is spilling out) ?
tell me ! oh my heart!

(3)கடவுள் இல்லை என்றேன் 
தாயை காணும் வரை
கனவு இல்லை என்றேன் 
ஆசை தோன்றும் வரை
காதல் பொய் என்று சொன்னேன் 
உன்னை காணும் வரை

kadavul illai endren,
thaayai kannum varai,
kanavu illai endren,
aasai thondrum varai,
kaadhal poi endru sonnen,
unnai kannum varai,

I did not believe in God,
until I saw my Mother,
I did not believe in dreams,
until I experienced desires,
I believed that “love” was a lie,
until I saw you,

(4)கவிதை வரியின் சுவை 
அர்த்தம் புரியும் வரை
கங்கை நீரின் சுவை 
கடலில் சேரும் வரை
காதல் சுவை ஒன்றுதானே 
காற்று வீடும் வரை

kavithai variyin suvai,
artham puriyum varai,
gangai neerin suvai,
kadalil serum varai,
kaadhal suvai ondru dhaane,
kaatru veesum varai,

the sweetness (charm) in the verses of a poem,
is as much as you understand of it, (the beauty of a poem is as much as you understood, i.e only if you fully understand (the hidden meaning in) a poem can you truly appreciate its beauty)
the sweetness in the water of Ganges,
is only until it mingles with the sea, (all these sweetnesses are either bound by time or the person)
it is only the sweetness in “love”
that is forever; as long as the breeze flows ,

(5)வானம் இல்லாமலே பூமி உண்டாகலாம்
வார்த்தை இல்லாமலே பாஷை உண்டாகலாம்
காதல் இல்லாமல் போனால் வாழ்க்கை உண்டாகுமா
வாசம் இல்லாமலே வண்ண பூ பூக்கலாம்
வாசம் இல்லாமலே காற்று வந்தாடலாம்
நேசம் இல்லாத வாழ்வில் பாசம் உண்டாகுமா

vaanam illamale bhoomi undaagalaam,
varthai ilaamale baashai undaagalaam,
kadhal ilamal ponal vazhkai undaaguma?
vaasam illamale vanna poo pookalam,
vaasal ilamale kaatru vandhaadalaam,
nesam ilaatha vazhvil paasam undaaguma?

Earth can form without the sky,
even a language can form without words,
but without “love”, could life have ever come into being?
even without fragrance, colorful flowers can bloom,
even without having a doorstep (entrance) , the breeze can come in,
but without “love”, can affection exist?

Is this love?!

Just for a single kiss, you fell in love?
Oh beautiful flower, you fell in love?

In the blinding of eyes, fell in love?
In the sound of voice, fell in love?
In the desire for life, fell in love?
In love? In love? In love?

You are a matchless bravo,
The girls will stand mesmerized
In love, just seeing your shadow!

You are a measured magnet
Even stones get attracted
And fall in love

Is there any high you haven’t reached?
Is there any achievements unattained?
I melted whenever I see you
With love and fall in love..

Yes, in love just with a single kiss
Yes, in love with Singara Velan (the beautiful one with the spear)

My nights are extending with love
My heart spreads wings like a dove
A resistance to sleep and food
Oh, is this what love is?!

Oh the teacher of kisses,
Have you already finalised
With love, the love?

For a simpler task,
The starting point
Is the kiss of love!

In the town of the learned,
This is an insane hunt..
I am going to rule you over,
with love and for love..


Details of this peppy song is available here!

Who is she to me?

A beautiful description of a girl and the absolute praise of her to be the best.
This song is inspired from the Sanskrit verse of Kalidasa

pushpeshu jati
purusheshu vishnu,
narishu ramba
nagareshu Kanchi

which is translatable to English as

The epitome of flowers – Jathi (Jasmine)
The epitome of Men – Vishnu
The epitome of  Women – Rambai
The epitome of Cities – Kanchipuram

The idea was taken and developed into this song.

Among the seasons, she is spring;
Among art forms, she is a painting;
Among the months, she is Maargazhi;
Among the flowers, she is Jasmine..

Among the birds, she is homing pigeon
Among the songs, she is lullaby
Among the fruits, she is mango
Among the winds, she is breeze

In smiling (lit. purely like milk) without guile, she is a kid..
In hugging like the snow, she is a young lady..
In raising as the Apple of eye, she is a mother..
And she turned me into a poet!

Details of the translated song is available here!

Is this a dream?

Flowers, oh flowers, is this a dream?
Mountains, oh mountains, is this a memory?

My heart melts away, My eyes tear up (in happiness),
I see you in those skies, I see you all over the earth,
For you are the Apple of my eye.

Opening the clouds, descending to the earth,
Come hide in my heart, come, come
If I hide in the heart, Cupid’s arrow could strike,
Instead, shall I hide in the curls of your hair?

Is my hair the (learning) place for my hero to sleep?
In the age of adorning flowers, is it fair to forget me?
Not a moment passes without thinking of you, my loving rathi
Just saying your name is enough for the river of love to stall and part to give way..
My life is in your breathe, Your words are in my speech..
Oh my life, come let’s live for five or six centuries together

If flowers had tongue, if the breeze could speak,
They would speak of love and love only..
If the Moon knew Tamil, if the waves knew languages,
They would write poetry on us and spread it all around..
Life is in the ascent with you, my colorful moon..

Like the blue in the sky, this relationship has blended into one..
Even at times without sleep, I’m dreaming of you..
Like the body and the soul, our bond has been united..
Won’t forget your tunes.. Won’t part my flesh..
I’ll live on for you, Oh my life, come..

Another beautiful melody in the combination of Vairamuthu and AR Rahman which makes the song a delight to hear the music as well as be drowned in the words.. The song’s video is available over here!

Are you?

Are we the two eyes
that are next to each other
forever and yet
unknown to each other?

Has the veil on the mirror removed?
Just so that the eyes could see each other?

Where were you?

Oh dear droplet, that fell on me,
Where were you for these many days?
Oh dear poetry, that was written today,
Where were you for these many days?

Oh dear breeze, that awoke me,
Where were you for these many days?
Oh dear melody, that mesmerized me,
Where were you for these many days?

Like the soul that lives within the body,
I was living just inside you..

When land is opened up, water springs..
If my soul is opened up, you would be there..
When sound is opened up, music flows..
If my life is opened up, you would be there..
When the sky is opened up, rain pours..
If my age is opened up, you would be there..
When night is opened up, the day dawns..
If my lashes are opened up, you would be there..

When the land caresses the sky,
What language would it speak?
When the waves cares the shore,
Is that the language they too speak?
When the breeze caresses the mountain,
What language would it speak?
When our eyes talk with each other,
Would the languages become dumb?


The details of the translated song is available at www.lyricaldelights.com

Why I like you?!

When a damsel throws a glance at the corner of their eyes,
For the young guys in the earth, even big mountains are just a mustard..

When you throw a single glance at me, a new energy spreads in me..
At the place where your glance falls on me, new blood starts to gush..

You came in front of me and I have won over you with my eyes..
You went like a lightning and I have lost my heart to you..

Even when I asked you to come with me,
You didn’t grab the option and elope with me..
Though you have wings to soar the sky,
You didn’t crossover the limits of righteousness..
Therefore, I like you..

The buds blossom in the spring season..
The lust blossoms in the rainy season..
But love blooms at any of six seasons..
And I’ve seen that the love dances in both your eyes..
Therefore, I like you..

You are not exasperatingly tall..
Nor shocking short in height..
You are the right height for me, gorgeous..
Therefore, I like you..

The branches, we sprout from are different from the other..
Where we shelter upon is different from the other..
Yet our flying paths converge in same track..
Therefore, I like you…

My heart has never pumped for any women..
I have never thought that I would be love struck..
After seeing you, my opinion changed about them..
Therefore, I like you..

The first line of the song is adapted from Bharathidasan’s poetry. Other details of the translated song is available here!

Changes..

Age old habits could die,
In the fraction of second,
If the new habit is
Even more addictive,
As well as close to heart!

Love at first sight

He:
I saw you for the first time and fell in love..
My shadow goes on forgetting me..

I’m not in myself anymore..
There’s nothing else like love..

Where’s my heart, darling..
Did it reach you?

Just here in this garden,
I saw my soul before my eyes..

Oh dear good one, just because of you,
I started having hope in tomorrows..

You made me think of you every second..
You made me have goosebumps often..

The first look will live on forever..
In the heart, it will live on..

She:
Won’t the seven notes of music become eight,
So that I could sing the depth of my love?

Won’t my body have eyes everywhere,
So that I could close them in shyness, while you see me..

My heart isn’t beating normally,
This hasn’t happened to me ever before..

The changes I’m going through
Are all given by you..


The details of the song translated is available here!

Magic!

Magic isn’t just
From another world..
It is something as simple as
An innocent word,
Uttered at the right time,
By the right person,
For the right reason..
And it has the power of magic,
To transport you into
Another parallel universe,
While still living in this world..
To let you fly into
Cloud nine and beyond,
With firmly planted feet on earth..
To let you dive amidst
Exotic coral reefs and exquisite fish,
Without moving an inch of your body..

Create magic and feel awesome!

Showers of words!

What would you speak,
My heart knows..
What would I speak,
Your heart knows..

What would we speak,
Our silence knows..
And that silence speaks in
Millions of languages..

The best language in the world is,
The language you speak with silence..

My life was like that of the flower-plants,
That grows alongside the railway tracks..
Your hands came over (me) to protect
From the rain and shine..

What’s river? what’s sea?
Aren’t they all just rain?
When distinguished as
your cloud and my cloud, Isn’t that an error?

In the middle of life, we meet few relationships..
When we meet them, we could see the rest of our lives..

The silence is like an ocean,
Where hurricanes sleep inside..
Piercing through those hurricanes
Is your instrument, your words..

In the cloud if silence,
Your words are the breeze..
As the breeze crashes on,
Our words shower as rains..

To welcome the rainy breeze,
Shall we open the Windows?
To listen to the words of rain,
Shall we neglect the umbrellas?

The best language in the world is,
The language we speak with silence..

To know the details of the original song and view the video of this song, click here > http://wp.me/p5yGbu-1y9

What would you name it?!

A random day, a random conversation and a random challenge.. That’s the background of this following post.. I took up the challenge and completed it.. Now I would like to challenge you people for a simpler one.. Guess the prompt for which I wrote this post! 😉 And do suggest a good title for this post! 🙂

He was waiting for a decade..
For that moment..
The moment he would meet her..
The one destined for him..

When someone asked him,
How would he recognise her,
When they meet each other..
For that he replied,
I would recognise her the moment
When my vision becomes clouded with rainbows,
When my hearing is added with sweetest melody,
When my nostrils inhale the most exotic smells,
When my skin tingles with the thunderous shock and
When I speak, poetry flows out incessantly in praise of her..

The day came..
He met her..
He realised what he expected was right..
For he did experience all of them and a little more..
The little more was..
The rainbow was also clouded with tears,
The melody was chaotic without sync,
The smell include a waft of pungent smell,
The tremor of shock didn’t fade away while
He said, Happy married life, to her,
at his occasionally met cousin’s wedding!
And he stepped down from the stage murmuring,
Three isn’t always a crowd, but it is,
When your love is married to someone else!

Fate of dreams!

He was waiting
To live a dream,
In the dream castle,
With her as the queen..

She was waiting
To move through another day,
Wondering whether her dream
May or may not come true..

They met!
He couldn’t describe
The castle-to-be-built..
She couldn’t believe, yet,
Whether the dream becomes reality..

A leap of faith..
From both of them..
Into eternity..

The all-knowing time
Still laughs and waits
To reveal only when it intends..
Without even a nice hint!

The lock that unlocks!

He was confused..

She was concerned..

He struggled within confines..

She struggled to break his cages..

He looked up to her for salvation..

She looked up to him with absolution..

He couldn’t find words to pour..

She couldn’t find words to coax them out..

As the words failed both of them,
The eyes spoke volumes..
She held him..
He gave in..
She locked him in her embrace..
He found himself unlocking..

The key to his locks,
Was long buried within
The gentle lock of her embrace..


Previously published here > https://aadhira.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/the-key-to-his-locks/

Emote

When the emotion is too full,
They elude the chains of words,
To be confined into absolute terms..

They become color to the blind,
Music to the deaf,
Scream to the mute..

They are felt in the senses,
Takes shape and taste
Depending on the receiver..

The brilliance of emotions
Are only as brilliant as it is
Allowed to be felt..

But when both the hearts
Speak the same language
of emotion beyond words,

They become the touch to blind,
Signs to the deaf,
Punch to the mute..

Now, did you hear,
What I wrote or
What I meant?

Not awaiting the answer,
For I would hear it
When you speak out, at last..

Reconciliation

The year long feud
The month long waiting
The week long quarrel
The whole-day silence
The brimming tears
Waiting to spill
Was replaced with a twinkle
With a silent hug
And a sweet kiss!

A song of definitions!

A song between a newly married couple.. Where he gives a single word prompt and she expresses her view upon them poetically in the song.. Check out the video and other details of the song over here!

 

The peepal tree dwelling cuckoo’s (chirping), the cooing of the train,
Aariraaroo (lullaby), Yelelelo (folk music),
All of it are music, Oh Kanna (as term of endearment)
In my song of the musical notes*,
The music of love sets stage, Oh Kanna!

Cellphone:
When the nightingale (ringtone) calls us,
We are close, despite the distance.

Cigarette :
Like a finger in between fingers,
This lives as sixth finger for few seconds

Shyness:
This is the first word said lovingly by femininity

Moustache
This is the hairy child, which belongs only to me..

Thirukkural:
The two lines of a couplet gives one meaning,
If we both live like that, life would be pleasant.

Moon:
Is she the fairy that bathes at night?
She is the white shadow that grows and fades

Fine, Mirror
When I look into it, it shows you!

Hmm.. Love
It is the single dream dreamt in our four eyes..

Wow! Beautiful!

To my Lily! 

I will love you
More than you would know..
I will take up
The hate of my life,
Voluntarily, without a murmur,
Just for you to be happy..
I’ll survive in hell
And even seemingly flourish,
Just to control the evil
From touching even your shadow..

I know that I’ll never ever be,
The love of your life,
The Apple of your eyes,
Or even as a dear friend of you..
I somehow realise that
You almost hate me..
You want me to disappear
From all facets of your life..

I simply cannot do that..
Though, I can assure you that
I will never interfere you
In any way and in any place..
Yet, I’ll continue to hold,
Tightly, wholly and without losing,
My love for you..
I’ll be afar and away from you..
Still, am just around the corner..
I’ll be next to you, when needed,
In a moment’s notice..

I don’t see a future together..
I don’t see a change either..
I don’t know what it would cost me..
I’m ready to pay with my life..
I’ll see to that you are,
Never ever in want of anything..
Whether you are near or not..
For, what I feel for you is eternal..

You are my Lily..
I’m your Snape..
Always!

Are you my friend or foe?!

Oh my dear love, Oh my dear love,
What are you going to do to me?
Even after knowing that I am an artist,
Why do you ask for my eyes?

Crucifixion or Wings,
which of these are you going to give me?
After having caused the pain,
Why do you stand afar and watch?

Love, when you throw a flower,
Any mountain would melt a little.
Love, when you throw a pebble,
Any ocean would be disturbed a little.

Now am I to recover or fall through?
Live life or leave life?
Is this the elixir or the poison?
Or is this the elixir and poison in one?

Love, I worshipped you,
By falling at your feet;
but, you closed your eyes,
and I wailed inconsolably.

Is this a good change or a faltering?
Is there a mist accumulating in my heart?
Is this a daily conflict within me to decipher
if you are my friend or foe?


The details of the song and the video is available over here! How could I convince you to listen to the song, because this song finds place in all my playlists and of course I love it.. 😉

Inception Of a deception!

I LOVE YOU!
I want to scream it out loud..
Express it in every possible way..

But,
I respect you more..
I don’t want you to carry
The weight of love..

The love is weightless
Only when you too feel love..
Till then it’s just a burden
And weighs you down..

It weighs to you,
Coz you are nice enough
To be considerate
And you have care
Not just for me,
But for every single one,
Around you..

Would I ask you
To love me?
No.. Definitely not..
For love has to bloom
Not to be forced..

So, I would keep
Repeating my love,
Would be instances,
And could be possibilities
To my dream version of you!

In that dream,
You would say,
I love you to me,
Then live the rest of life,
Just to prove it..

With a tender kiss
In the morning,
To refresh my day..
With a gentle hug
In the evening,
To wash out my worries..

With sweet nothings
And silly texts
All through the day,
Not to pester me..
Just bcoz you too
Think of me
Even during the gap
Of two seconds..

Life would be a bliss
And I would
Lock away my totem..
For that dream
To be my reality..
And for this reality,
To be just a dream..

Will you take me
To the dream land?
Or just leave me
Inside your dreams,
To haunt and taunt you?

Will you Call me?!

I fell in love, I’m lost in love..
I’m overflowing without containing in self..
as the emotions are overwhelming..
I’m plucking the non-existent flowers without pinching..
And I give it to you and move aside without a word..
Like a turtle without legs, the time moves forward.. (It doesn’t move at all)

When I feel your absence in here,
I come to realise the truth..

What happens within me,
Is it happening in your heart too?
With this thought,
My heart flutters!

Will you call me?
Just for a second?
I’m insisting on it without choice..
Will you call?

Will you call me?
I’m lying here without studying..
And am scolding the clock for not
Moving faster to dawn..
Will you call?

I thought of what I should speak to you..
I also thought of your replies to me to be..
I had rehearsed all of them by playing it..
I’ve even added where you should smile..

If this situation continues, what will happen to me?
Before forgetting, if you would call, I would regain myself..

Will you call me?
Will you call over my cellphone?
I’m jumping upside down..
Just to hear your voice, will you call?

Will you call me?
I wake at the middle of night..
I am tearing off calendar sheets..
(In the hope time runs faster)
To see you, will you call?

Like the snack that was stored for later after half-a-bite..
Like the song that was heard just fleetingly..
Like the smell that got vanished just after I smelt..
An expectation lingers in heart when you are about to cut the call..

My heart here,
Turns into a world,
That shrinks and expands..
Something else is happening..

Will you call me?
Will you call without missing it?
Will you call at least by mistake?
Even that would do, will you call?

Would you call me?
Even if languages get over,
Just hearing you utter silence
Would be just enough, will you call?


This is a easy guess for people hearing tamil songs and those who are interested in watching the beautiful picturisation of this song as well as to know more details about the song, click here!

He’s not you!

He’s not you,
For he could not
Make me blush,
With a single stare;
Make me giggle,
With sweet nothings;
Make me wiggle,
With a single touch..

He’s not you,
For he would not
Make me feel,
Unloved and used;
Make me crouch,
In fear of next blow;
Make me afraid,
For the walk out moment..

He’s not you,
For he might not
Make me yearn
For little more TLC;
Make me wait
Forever to propose;
Make me live
My life without love..

He’s not you,
For he would
Show, tell and express
Love in all ways;
Hold, hug and kiss,
To melt away my misery;
Pickup, patch and keep so
My heart forever..

Yes, he’s not you..
But he’s mine..

This is again inspired by Karthik’s Post, She’s Not You! .. Check my previous add-on post here!

She’s not you!

I am falling in love! With words and with collaborations! The first part was introduced to me as scribble and was advised to forget after reading.. But in line with breaking rules, these lines have travelled deeper and I couldn’t forget it that easily and inversely it has prompted me to add my scribble (which is the second part) to those lines.

An addon
to collaborate;
to cremate;
to celebrate;
to cherish!

Now you are presented the graffiti and you are welcome to add your two cents.. (We could use more than two cents.. So please be generous.. 😛 )

And before I could leave you to enjoy the poetry (and / or to prepare lengthy curses) I request your attention for few more seconds..

The inspiring-heart warming-touché-brilliant piece of poetry (of course, I am talking only about the first part) is penned down by the cool star, Mr. Karthik, the co-author of the blog “Powerful Overflow” Do contact him when in need of touch of liveliness to your life and you would get assured results! (You might watch out the comments section to know more about him.. 😉 But please do stalk him and share your views on his works! 🙂


She’s Not You!

Sad-Lonely-Boy-Drawing-1

She might love me..
More than you ever did.
And shelter my tattered soul
And feed it hope.

But..
Her eyes won’t glint
With the slightest of mischief,
To make me want to live more,
To breathe more.

Her laughter won’t resonate with me,
Like yours did.

Her fleeting glance
Won’t make me feel
The way my heart yearns to.

She won’t be imperfect
In the beautiful way you are.

Because..
She’s not you.
She can never be.

And,
When I say
I love her,
She will look into my eyes
And feel the void in my words.

And, she will know..
That the whole of my heart
Can never be hers.

Because
Beyond the closed doors are
The scribbles and graffiti
You left behind.

The remnants of a past
That you will remember
not for long.

So, go on..
Live your life
To the fullest,
As you’ve always done.

Meanwhile,
Let me pull up a chair
And grab a book.

The life is yours,
The graffiti, mine.

~~~~~~

And with that last line,
I have finished my graffiti
In her heart..

And now she could
Neither open up the graffiti
Just like me,
Nor let life hold her
In the infinite swirl
Of locking up the graffiti,
Just like me..

Hence, she broke open
My closed doors
By sheer persistence
And the faith in her heart and art..

When she broke in,
She tidied the mess of break up,
And started her art,
Which wrapped around
The whole graffiti..

Now my heart is open
For what lingers inside is
The brilliance of art of two hearts!

Yes, She’s not you!
But, she is mine!

The band

Just like a band,
The farther we moved apart,
The closer and fierce the union was..

But it would not last forever,
And so the stretch begins, again..
The time tests the stretch..

But not every stretch results,
In the fierce or even
Not-so-fierce hug back together..

For the elasticity is finite..
For the distance is infinite..
For the fate is written so..

Another chance?!

M: Oh fragrance that opened the flower to escape away,
Why are you renewing your friendship with the flower?

F: In the spin of the wind, this fragrance has come again,
But what’s your anger in the return of this fragrance?

F: We are the leaves that drift in the lake of fate..
M: We go along with the river, which shore would we reach?

M: The rail tracks lie side by side,
Yet it’s not fair if they touch each other
You and me are side by side,
Yet we don’t have the right to embrace each other..

F: You are trying to touch the smell..
It could never be in your reach..
The link between the sky and earth is the rain
Yet that never forges a relationship

M: You locked away the doors of heart
And you taunted by knocking those doors..
I locked them and went inside to be safe..
Yet you entered inside through the eyes..

F: Even when the years change,
New springs come again
The relationships that dissolve once,
Blossoms again in new forms..

M: Oh fragrance that opened the flower to escape away,
Why are you renewing your friendship with the flower?

F: We are the leaves that drift in the lake of fate

M&F: We go along with the river, which shore would we reach?


 

This song is from the Movie Aananda Thaandavam, based on the novel Pirivom Santhipom by the famed author, Sujatha (Rangarajan) The beautiful lyrics are penned by Vairamuthu and this song is such a treat to hear for its melody by GVPrakash.

Context of the song: The couple part ways as lover and meet back again. But now the girl is married to another guy.

The metamorphosis!

எத்தனை மரங்கள் வளர்ந்ததும்அது காடு?
எத்தனை தூரம் வீழ்ந்ததும் அது நீர்வீழ்ச்சி?
எத்தனை மணற்துகள் சேர்ந்ததும் அது பாலை?
எத்தனை பாறைகள் உயர்ந்ததும் அது குன்று?

எத்தனை பிதற்றலுக்கு பின் மறைந்தது மழலை?
எத்தனை தோல்விகளுக்கு பின் முதிர்ந்தது இளமை?
எத்தனை முத்தங்களுக்கு பின் கடந்தது காமம்?
எத்தனை நிராகரிப்புக்கு பின் பிறந்தது கருணை?

எத்தனை சண்டைகளுக்கு பின் தொலைந்தது பாசம்?
எத்தனை கால பிரிவுக்கு பின் மாய்ந்தது நட்பு?
எத்தனை தளர்தலுக்கு பின் தொடங்கியது முதுமை?
எத்தனை கண்ணீர் துளிகளுக்கு பின் தீரும் துயரம்?

எத்தனை பிழைகளை பொறுத்திடும் தாய்மை?
எத்தனை பொறாமைகளை கடந்திடும் காதல்?
எத்தனை தோல்விகளை துரத்திடின் விடாமுயற்சி?
எத்தனை புகழ்ச்சியில் விளைந்திடும் பிரபலம்?

After how many trees does it become a forest?
After how much height does it become a waterfall?
After how many sand grains does it become a desert?
After how many boulders does it become a hill?

After how many prattle does the infancy fade?
After how many failures does an youngster becomes adult?
After how many kisses does the lust get over?
After how many rejections does the kindness bloom?

After how many fights, did the affection fade?
After how long a gap, does the friendship die?
After how many faltering, does the old-age creep in?
After how many tear drops, does the sorrow stop?

After how many faults, the motherhood wanes?
After how much jealousy, does the love withstand?
After how many comebacks of failures, is that perseverance?
After how much praise, does one become famous?


This poem is inspired from Kabilan Vairamuthu’s poetry given below. I’m still in wonder at the simple beauty of his lines. Hope you enjoy them too..

எத்தனை துளிகளைக் கடக்கும்போது தூறல் என்பது மழை?
எத்தனை பற்கள் முளைத்து வந்ததும் சத்தம் என்பது மொழி?
எத்தனை இதழ்கள் திறந்துகொண்டதும் மொட்டு என்பது மலர்?
எத்தனை உடல்கள் மண்ணில் சரிந்ததும் வன்முறை என்பது போர்?

எத்தனை துளிகளைக் கடக்கும்போது தூறல் என்பது மழை?
எத்தனை பற்கள் முளைத்து வந்ததும் சத்தம் என்பது மொழி?
எத்தனை இதழ்கள் திறந்துகொண்டதும் மொட்டு என்பது மலர்?
எத்தனை உடல்கள் மண்ணில் சரிந்ததும் வன்முறை என்பது போர்?

எத்தனை கீற்றுகள் பரவி நிறைந்ததும் பின்னிரவென்பது காலை?
எத்தனை அணுவில் நாணம் வந்ததும் நட்பு என்பது காதல்?
எத்தனை நரம்புகள் வீறுகொண்டதும் காரியம் என்பது இலட்சியம்?
எத்தனை இதயங்கள் நிமிர்ந்து நின்றதும் புலம்பல் என்பது புரட்சி?

After how many drops we encounter, drizzle is rain?
After how many teeth sprouts, sound is language?
After how many petals germinate, floret is flower?
After how many bodies fall on ground, violence is war?

After how many drops we encounter, drizzle is rain?
After how many teeth sprouts, sound is language?
After how many petals germinate, floret is flower?
After how many bodies fall on ground, violence is war?

After how many beams spread the sky, time past midnight is morning?
After how many atoms of timidity, friendship is love?
After how many nerves get valorous, action is mission?
After how many hearts rise and stand up, lamentation is revolution?

The song, translation and a video is available at Doopaadoo

A forever story!

She knew exactly
What troubles him,
What constraints him,
What he is going through,
What would free him,
What he would become..
Yet she felt helpless,
For he is the caterpillar
And she is the branch
Upon which the cocoon rests.

Hence she also knew that
The caterpillar will have to abandon
The cocoon and the branch
For he is meant to be a butterfly
With all the beautiful colors
Fluttering it’s wings
Far and beyond
The vision or reach of
The branch and the cocoon!

P.S. Not all forever stories are about being together.. And not all he-she stories are between lovers.. 😉

Seeking of love!

F: In the night when the search is for the crescent,
What is it that you searching for?
I’m inviting you to tell a story,
Come here my darling..

Why shed tears in the dark,
Come rest on my lap..
Why this sadness, oh handsome?
Am I not your mother too?

M: This heart beats only for you
I’m yours as long as I live

F: Your looks while crying,
Your legs while tiring,
The early morning union
Melts away all the sorrows,
Isn’t that enough?

The shadow (shelter) seeking masculinity and
The reality seeking femininity
Living under one blanket;
is this a divine blessed relationship?

M: You are my lifeline,
You are the root (anchor) that holds me,
You shoulder my burden, darling,
You are the mist that burns me..

F: If I could just understand,
those searching eyes of yours,
and the wavering heart of yours,
I could live seven more births..

Without any reason,
You live upon the scorching ember,
And yet flow like the river,
Oh my dear moustached-baby

M: Should I say this as love?
can I bask in its shades?
On the earth that kills everyday,
You are the place of blessings!


The details of the song is here.

One another favorite song of mine. Do check out the link to listen to the beautiful melody.

Invulnerable!

The endless search!

For a thing known not to be found…
a true search has begun to try and find it…

Come, let us search and exhaust the options..

Oh Love that drench my heart like a rain! Where did you end up falling?
Even before my eyes looked at you, did you hide under the soil?
Is it possible to find you searching tirelessly, in my lifetime?
Are you okay seeing me walking ablaze with your thoughts?
Oh girl! do you even have a memory of me in your heart?
For the life I lived and for the days I’m going to live,
You are the reason, come to me my life!

A tear drop slowly parted away and dropped from my eyes, Why?
A star in the sky suddenly sobbed shedding tears, See!
Few moments had slipped through my fingers,
I register my love for you again to imprison and capture back those moments!

A search has begun. A true search (can be interpreted as search for a person) has begun.

Like an ocean wishing to fill itself into a conch,
My soul wishes to engulf my body, See!

Come Love… Come my Life!


There are not many songs that have me hooked at the first instance.. And even rare are those songs, that stay so, even after years around a decade..

Though most of those songs are from few long decades back, this is a song from the past decade.

The search for love is almost as ancient as love. And the theme is taken up for dissection and wrapped back with various wordings all through the age.

So this song starts saying that this is indeed a search pursued by many to return empty handed, yet the search continues.

The most important reason that holds this song in the top list is the words used.

The misery of love-struck tears are expressed in many ways. Here, the tear doesn’t fall off itself in an impulse. But it was agonisingly slow and the impact is too high. High enough to impact one of the stars in the sky to gently sob..

The poet mentions the damsel as the rain that drench him with love and he asks her, how could you accept me burning ablaze with your thoughts.. What a beautiful contradiction!

Note: Thanks to Pradeep for the beautiful translation of this song!

P.S. Further details of the song are available here.

The maiden’s heart!

Even when told, a maiden’s heart doesn’t listen to it,
I have hidden one thing,
I’ve forbidden to reveal it,
I’ve trusted my heart,
But it cheated me..

Oh, the maiden’s heart is pitiable,
What would it do?
It is not like you,
Hence, it revealed the truth..

Oh east, Apart from you,
Do I’ve any other dawn
In this world, oh dear life?

(Though I might say to not reveal, is there any other option for me, just like the east is for dawn, I’m for you)

The east lightens up with the rays of Sun,
But you’re the soul of the Sun,
Even after knowing everything,
Even after understanding me,
I told it hundred times to stay quiet..

Oh lady, your heart,
Took the bribe,
I gave to it,
To reveal the truth..

You imprisoned with your eyes,
You acted as if you are escaping,
I crumbled everyday, oh tender one!

I walked like the river,
I crossed over the dams,
To mingle at last into the sea..
Even after knowing everything,
Even after understanding me,
I told it hundred times to stay quiet..

(The destiny of a river is the sea, yet, it enjoys the period of being the river, without bothering about losing itself to the sea and it also rushes ahead crossing over all barriers.. Similarly, I’m coming to you)

You pick a flower,
Drop it in water,
It would come to float, oh young lady!


It is the beauty of poetry to not reveal things directly. Yet, there are few poetry which is better explained so people wouldn’t miss the beauty of it.. Hence I took the liberty to add the explanations in between.. Hope you enjoyed this translation. Do let me know in the comments.

Click here to listen to the audio and view the details and lyrics in Tamil.

The deeds!

Where are they?

Where are the plans,
We plotted together
To rule the world?

Where are the dreams,
We dreamt alike
To make a difference?

Where are the shoulders,
That lifted my burdens,
By taking them up yourself?

And above all,
Where are the heartbeats,
That were promised for me
To beat in sync with mine?