Ponniah Ganeshan

Rookie - 85 Points (Sept.06,1950 / Sri Lanka)

A Thought For Tamil And Sinhala New Year - Poem by Ponniah Ganeshan

Tamil and Sinhala New Year
Comes again and knocks at our doors,
Passing a message made of no words
Of your language nor of mine
Yet with the message
Made of brotherhood
And neighborhood.
Shall we celebrate the new year
Sharing your ‘kiribath’ with my milk rice
In a plate
Forgetting that you are a Sinhalese
And I am a Tamil?


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Tamil and Sinhalese are two communities among other communities living in Sri Lanka with the same religious and cultural relationship as though they speak different languages. The Sinhala and Tamil New Year is celebrated by both communities on the same day

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 13, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, April 14, 2014


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