भुवं लिखन्त्यश्रुभिरञ्जनासितै: ।
आसिञ्चती कुङ्कुमरूषितौ स्तनौ
तस्थावधोमुख्यतिदु:खरुद्धवाक् ॥ २३ ॥
bhuvaṁ likhanty aśrubhir añjanāsitaiḥ
āsiñcatī kuṅkuma-rūṣitau stanau
tasthāv adho-mukhy ati-duḥkha-ruddha-vāk
padā — with her foot; su-jātena — very tender; nakha — of its nails; aruṇa — reddish; śrīyā — having the effulgence; bhuvam — the earth; likhantī — scratching; aśrubhiḥ — with her tears; añjana — because of her eye shadow; asitaiḥ — which were black; āsiñcatī — sprinkling; kuṅkuma — with kuṅkuma powder; rūṣitau — red; stanau — breasts; tasthau — she stood still; adhaḥ — downward; mukhī — her face; ati — extreme; duḥkha — due to the sorrow; ruddha — checked; vāk — her speech.
With her tender foot, effulgent with the reddish glow of her nails, she scratched the ground, and tears darkened by her eye makeup sprinkled her kuṅkuma-reddened breasts. There she stood, face downward, her voice choked up by extreme sorrow.