ANNAMAYYA KIRTHANA – అన్నమయ్య కీర్తన
Translated into English by Shaila Chandra http://thoughtsaladforyou.blogspot.in/
GAALINE POYA – గాలినే పోయ
[In this kirtana, Annamayya is expressing his desperation for liberation.]
గాలినే పోయ గలకాలము
తాలిమికి గొంతయు బొద్దులేదు
gAlinE pOya galakAlamu
tAlimiki goMtayu boddulEdu
I have become aimless All the Time!
[Gaali means air or wind and also spirit or ghost. We can guess two meanings here:
1. ‘I have become air’ that means I have become aimless like wind
2. ‘I have become a ghost’ that means I have become ignorant without discrimination
I preferred to use aimless here for my understanding]
There is not even a little time for Patience!
[I can not wait to wake up now]
అడుసు చొరనే పట్టె నటునిటు గాళ్ళు
గుడుగుకొననే పట్టె గలకాలము
ఒడలికి జీవుని కొడయడైనహరి
దడవగా గొంతయు బొద్దులేదు
aDusu coranE paTTe naTuniTu gALLu
guDugukonanE paTTe galakAlamu
oDaliki jIvuni koDayaDainahari
daDavagA goMtayu boddulEdu
(All the time) Was spent to allow mire into the feet on both sides!
[The mire here may be sins accumulated by aimless and desirous wandering]
All the Time was spent just to wash it off!
Hari is the possessor of the body and the soul!
There is not even a little time to Delay!
[thadavu = delay; thadavagaa = to delay
It is time to realize Him now without any bit of further delay]
కలచి చిందనే పట్టె గడవగ నించగ బట్టె
తలపోసి తనపాలి దైవమైన హరి
దలచగా గొంతయు బొద్దులేదు
kalaci ciMdanE paTTe gaDavaga niMcaga baTTe
talapOsi tanapAli daivamaina hari
dalacagA goMtayu boddulEdu
(All the time) Was spent to worry and spill! It was spent to fritter and fill!
[All the time was spent to fret and cry and to spend foolishly and fill up again]
All the Time was spent only the suffering of this tainted body!
To contemplate on Hari the God to his own effect!
There was not even a little time to Ponder!
శిరము ముడువబట్టె చిక్కుదియ్యగ బట్టె
గరిమల గపటాల గలకాలము
దరిచేరా గొంతయు బొద్దులేదు
Siramu muDuvabaTTe cikkudiyyaga baTTe
garimala gapaTAla galakAlamu
daricErA goMtayu boddulEdu
(All the time) Was spent to do the hair! And was spent to untangle!
All the Time was spent in honour and deceit (being lofty and crafty)!
Hari the God on the revered Mount Venkata!
There is not even a little time to Approch (Him)!
[I can not wait to reach Hari]