Abundance of the fields

சேல் உண்ட ஒண் கணாரில் திரிகின்ற செங்கால் அன்னம்
மால் உண்ட நளினப் பள்ளி வளர்த்திய மழலைப் பிள்ளை
கால் உண்ட சேற்று மேதி கன்று உள்ளிக், கனைப்பச் சோர்ந்த
பால் உண்டு துயிலப் பச்சைத் தேரை தாலாட்டும் பண்ணை

Pink legged swans follow fish eyed women,
leaving swanlings on blessed lotus flowers;
Buffalos think of their calves and secrete milk,
feeding swanlings which sleep to the lullaby of toads.

Pink legged swans place their young ones on lotus flowers and follow the fish eyed women imitating their walk. The buffalos in the fields think of the calves they left behind in the cow shed and start secreting milk spontaneously. This overflowing milk feeds the young swanlings which then sleep to the lullaby of toads. What Kamban says is the fields of the country are so fertile and their cattle so well fed, that they spontaneously secrete milk. Lotus flowers are blessed because Goddess Lakshmi resides in them.


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