Neither had I got the caress of the caregiver like a rose,
Nor did I adorn the living room like a croton or a cactus,
Neither got I a place in the braids of a beauty like jasmine or Malati;
Yes, they praised my fiery pink while passing by with joy –
Nice is this Semal bloom!
Never could I exalt anyone with my fragrance
Like Jui and Hena-
Nor could I intoxicate anyone
Like exotic Kaamini.
Far from regrets; I’ve done my bit
Fulfilled the divine’s wish-
A flower is to bloom
And I have manifested divine in my pink hue.
Translation by- Dr Viyatprajna Acharya