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Author Unknown

A Group of Indian Epigrams: Sorry Cupid’s Merry-go-Round

  • Translation of Charles Rockwell Lanman, editor
  • Ascribed to the poet Bhartri-hari, and said to be a recital of his own experience. Among the most notable recurrences of the same motif are those found in an idyl of the Sicilian Moschos, and in Heine’s ‘Buch der Lieder, Lyrisches Intermezzo,’ No. 39.

  • MY sweetheart, ever in my thoughts, shows me indifference cold:

    She loves a man, who unto yet another maid hath told

    His love,—in vain; for I am loved by his most cruel she.

    Fie, sweetheart, on you, on your man, on Love, on maid, on me!