śatakatrayam 1.45: śaśī divasadhūsaro (the moon turned pale during the day)

by Jahnabi Barooah

शशी दिवसधूसरो गलितयौवना कामिनी
सरो विगतवारिजं मुखमनक्षरं स्वाकृते: ।
प्रभुर्धनपरायण: सततदुर्गति: सज्जनो
नृपाङ्गणगत: खलो मनसि सप्त शल्यानि मे ।।४५।।
नीतिशतके

the moon turned pale during the day,
an inamorata no longer young,
a pond with drooping lotuses,
an attractive man blabbering away,
a powerful man dedicated solely to wealth,
a virtuous man in constant poverty,
an evil man in a king’s court–
these are the seven thorns in my heart. ||45||
nītiśataka

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