I am dying to read (and hear) this in the original!
Only the thief was there, no one else.
And if he should lie, what can I do?
There was only
a thin-legged heron standing
on legs as yellow as millet stems
in the running water
when he took me.
From Poems of Love and War: From The Eight Anthologies and The Ten Long Poems of Classical Tamil edited and translated by A.K Ramanujan