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CC Madhya 2.90

Text

āmi vṛddha jarātura,likhite kāṅpaye kara,
mane kichu smaraṇa nā haya
nā dekhiye nayane,
nā śuniye śravaṇe,
tabu likhi’ — e baḍa vismaya

Synonyms

āmi — I; vṛddha — old man; jarā-ātura — disturbed by invalidity; likhite — to write; kāṅpaye — trembles; kara — the hand; mane — in the mind; kichu — any; smaraṇa — remembrance; haya — there is not; dekhiye — I cannot see; nayane — by the eyes; śuniye — I cannot hear; śravaṇe — with the ears; tabu — still; likhi’ — writing; e — this; baḍa vismaya — a great wonder.

Translation

I have now become too old and disturbed by invalidity. While I write, my hands tremble. I cannot remember anything, nor can I see or hear properly. Still I write, and this is a great wonder.