I saw you so very close

Story Play (Attakkatha): 
I saw you so very close
and I heard your playful voice
You are Brahma’s vehicle of choice
Oh! Sweet voiced and of nice poise
Is it Lord Brahma who sent you here?
Is it Nala’s land the place you hold dear?
If that be so oh! Swan of such glow
With love and respect, to you I bow.
Dear vehicle of Brahma, please narrate
the tales of king Nala in words not ornate.
With your words my sorrow may mitigate
And may my ears-with elixir they saturate.
The deepest thoughts now in my mind,
I will share with you dear friend
Perhaps you can help me oh! God-sent
Virtuous soul, help me, don’t leave my heart to rend.