What Her Girl Friend Said to Him When He Came by Daylight -

Narrinai 172

Playing with friends one time
we pressed a ripe seed
into the white sand
and forgot about it
till it sprouted

and when we nursed it tenderly
pouring sweet milk with melted butter,
Mother said,
" It qualifies
as a sister to you, and it's much better
than you, "
praising this laurel tree.

we're embarrassed
to laugh with you here

O man of the seashore
with glittering waters
where white conch shells,
their spirals turning right,
sound like the soft music
of bards at a feast.

Yet, if you wish,
there's plenty of shade
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