“King, your daughter doesn’t teach me, and your wives are silent! Feed me, Kubja! Why are the princes and their friends not eating today?” Set free by travelers from his cage, looking at the paintings one by one On the roof of your enemy’s palace, thus speaks the royal parrot.
From the Kavyaprakasa (Light on Poetry) of Mammata (c. 11th – 12th cent. A.D.)