129. Desire for Reunion

Chapter. 129. Desire for Reunion
Kural - 1281
Gladness at the thought, rejoicing at the sight,
Not palm-tree wine, but love, yields such delight.
Meaning : To please by thought and cheer by sight is peculiar, not to liquor but lust.
Kural - 1282
When as palmyra tall, fulness of perfect love we gain,
Distrust can find no place small as the millet grain.
Meaning : If women have a lust that exceeds even the measure of the palmyra fruit, they will not desire (to feign) dislike even as much as the millet.
Kural - 1283
Although his will his only law, he lightly value me,
My heart knows no repose unless my lord I see.
Meaning : Though my eyes disregard me and do what is pleasing to my husband, still will they not be satisfied unless they see him.
Kural - 1284
My friend, I went prepared to show a cool disdain;
My heart, forgetting all, could not its love restrain.
Meaning : O my friend! I was prepared to feign displeasure but my mind forgetting it was ready to embrace him.
Kural - 1285
The eye sees not the rod that paints it; nor can I
See any fault, when I behold my husband nigh.
Meaning : Like the eyes which see not the pencil that paints it, I cannot see my husband's fault (just) when I meet him.
Kural - 1286
When him I see, to all his faults I 'm blind;
But when I see him not, nothing but faults I find.
Meaning : When I see my husband, I do not see any faults; but when I do not see him, I do not see anything but faults.
Kural - 1287
As those of rescue sure, who plunge into the stream,
So did I anger feign, though it must falsehood seem?
Meaning : Like those who leap into a stream which they know will carry them off, why should a wife feign dislike which she knows cannot hold out long?
Kural - 1288
Though shameful ill it works, dear is the palm-tree wine
To drunkards; traitor, so to me that breast of thine!
Meaning : O you rogue! your breast is to me what liquor is to those who rejoice in it, though it only gives them an unpleasant disgrace.
Kural - 1289
Love is tender as an opening flower. In season due
To gain its perfect bliss is rapture known to few.
Meaning : Sexual delight is more delicate than a flower, and few are those who understand its real nature.
Kural - 1290
Her eye, as I drew nigh one day, with anger shone:
By love o'erpowered, her tenderness surpassed my own.
Meaning : She once feigned dislike in her eyes, but the warmth of her embrace exceeded my own.