Painting by Manikandan PunnakkalAh, When will I get to gaze upon the unique
One to whom no other compares
Him who is fire, water, wind, earth and ether,
Him whom others cannot understand. . .
With voice stammering,
a cataract of tears gushing forth,
hands joined in worship
When will I adorn Him with fragrant flowers?
When will I be united with my uncut Gem?
--- by Manikkavachakar