December 2017

Bhaṭṭi and Rāmāyaṇa Kakavin

Here is a pair of verses, one from the (Sanskrit) Bhaṭṭikāvyam (6.76), and another from the (Javanese) Rāmāyaṇam (6.120) that is modelled on it:

kīrṇa taṅ kusuma nitya ya marurū
dē nikaṅ manuk i pādapa masivō
vvaṅ vimūḍa ta kunaṅ taman alara
mvaṅ ri saṅ tan aharəp suka virati

Scattered, the flowers, which constantly fall
because of the birds playing in the trees.
A man would have to be completely senseless to not feel pain,
and as for the one who has no desire...

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