|English Translation of Nee Mayeyolago
Are you a creature of illusion? or illusion your creation?
Is space within the house? Or the house within space?
Does sweetness lie in sugar, or sugar in sweetness?
Is the tongue within the mind? Or the mind within the tongue?
Does fragrance lie in the flower? Or the flower in fragrance?
Translated by K. Narasimha Murthy
for Karnataka Sahitya Academy
Bangalore – 1988
(Taken from ‘Aniketana’, A quarterly journal of Kannada literature for English readers)