What He Said
What could my mother be
to yours? What kin is my father
to yours anyway? And how
Did you and I meet ever?
But in love
our hearts have mingled
as red earth and pouring rain.
From the Tamil anthology "Kuruntokai"
Translated by A.K.Ramanujan, in"The Interior Landscape: Love Poems from a Classical Tamil Anthology".
Cempulappeyanirar wrote about 2000 years ago, a poet of the Sangam age.