Sweetly rend'ring the air at hand:
The King died, tasteless became the land
He died, and scentless my own fate.
In the Palace His ashes in an urn,
I in turn my merit dedicate
To Him, and the Majesty in state
For a great and glorious reign.
Sunthorn Phu (1786 - 1855) Thailand
Translated by M.G. Chand Chirayu Rajani
Source: Thai poetry translation: a review and some new examples by M.G. Chand Chirayu Rajani
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