Madhava gaaru raasina Krishna Sastry padyam

Ramakrishna Sanka (rs7@Ra.MsState.Edu)
Mon, 20 May 1996 14:30:37 -0500 (CDT)

namastE !

ee padyam modaTi paadamlO gaNaalu sarigaa lEvani anipistOndi

Madhava gaaru pampincina paaTham :

sAgaramunEla cEru sAgETi sarassu
caMdrikalanEla vedajallu caMdamAma
Ela salilaMbu pAru gADpEla visaru
Ela nA hRUdayaMbu prEmiMcu ninnu?

modaTi paadam gaNa vibhajana :

ga la sa la ra gala ????
U I I I U I U I U U I I U I
sAga ramunEla cEru sA gETi sarassu

The last word could probably be sarasu but the line does
not satisfy yati maitri. My guesses at the chandO-correct
version are

1. Ela sagaruni cEru saagETi sarasu
2. saagaramunEla cErunu saage (or saagu ) sarasu

I would appreciate it if Sri Madhava or anyone else could post
the correct poem.

Here is also my attempt at a translation of this lovely little poem:

Why does the rambling river run unto the sea ?
Why indeed does the moon pour out moonshine ?
What for does water flow and the winds blow ?
Why Oh Why Dearest! my heart for you does pine ?!

Comments are welcome.

Regards,

--
Sankaram