orukkAl, nIyum nAnum
nam iruvarin uravu
bhoogOLam. iru kaigaLAl samayathai shuzhattrum gadigAram.
DinathaaL. Nam iruvarin kadamaigaL…
Ivai ellAm nam ethirigaL:
Ivvulagin pazhakka vazhakkangaL kooda.
ivaigaLai thANdi nam
Oruvarukku oruvar kidaitthOm.
AnAl…ivai iniyum vettri adainthu
“nAm” endru illAmal
“nee”yum, “nAn”umAi, thani pAthaigaLil
thanimayil, thaniyAga pOyi vidalAm.
Perhaps, you and I…us…
I wonder…are we not going to last?
Geography, the two-handed clock that swirls Time around, the calendar,
The duties that we cannot shrug off,
All these are our enemies:
Even the values of the conventional world.
Miraculously, we found each other
In spite of all these;
But they may yet turn victorious
And see us pulled apart:
To be “us”, no more,
But “you” and “I”…
Going our separate ways
The pitfalls of a relationship unrecognized by, perhaps unknown to, the world, are described here. This could also be docketed in the “You and I” series!