abhimAnamu lEdEmi nIvabhinaya
abhimAnamu lEdEmi nIvabhinaya vacanamu lADEdEmi
mAli mincukaina lEda tannu mAlina dharmamu galadA vana
mAli nApai daya rAdA pAlu mAlina guNa mikanaina bOdA
kalimiyunTE beTTukOrA krpa kalugu nanuchu vEDinArA nA
kaluvaramulu vina rArA pOkalu nIku galadani nE nerugalErA
rAju nIvani namminAnu gajarAjunna viDamu vinnAnu rati-
rAja dAsula vEDalEnu tyAgarAju nIvADani pEru konnAnu
pallavi: Have you no affection and regard for me? Do you also belong in the category of those who do not mean what they say? Have you no patience to discriminate and attend to things on the basis of priority?
charaNam 1: How can you, with fairness, disregard me as I wait for you, and you attend to other matters? Can you shed your unwonted lethargy just to attend to me?
charaNam 2: I do not need any of your wealth, keep them with yourself. I need only your grace, your grateful glance. Knowing that I am in distress, please come, I am not aware of your various activities.
charaNam 3: I have faith in you as the Redeemer. I have heard that you rushed to the succor of Gajendra on hearing his distress cry. So, you are known to give solace to the sufferings of devotees. I am famous as Rama's devotee. I shall not ask anything from those sold to carnal pleasures.