Brighten but then…

Mallige hoove, nannane nee maresuve
ninna parimalada anandadinda
aadare neene baaduve
nannavala kanna holapininda

ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ ಹೂವೇ, ನನ್ನನೆ ನೀ ಮರೆಸುವೇ
ನಿನ್ನ ಪರಿಮಳದ ಆನಂದದಿಂದ
ಆದರೆ ನೀನೇ ಬಾಡುವೆ
ನನ್ನವಳ ಕಣ್ಣ ಹೊಳಪಿನಿಂದ

Translated into English (roughly),

Jasmine flower,
You make me forget myself
with the joy of your ever-fresh fragrance.
But the sparkle in her eyes
make you pale and then fade,
so very often.

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