Treasure Island

Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

(17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

A Turkey Spreads Its Ugly Short Wings and Dances!


An uneducated person who does not have a
methodical education, but learnt one poem from
the learned persons trying to expose his ignorance

is like a turkey - by seeing the peacock raises
its beautiful long feathers into a fan and quivers -
also spreading its ugly short wings and dances!

Submitted: Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Edited: Thursday, January 09, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hi,
This poem 'A turkey spreads its ugly short wings and dances! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'moothurai' by Poetess AVVAI.

போலி அறிவின் புன்மை

கான மயிலாடக் கண்டிருந்த வான்கோழி
தானு மதுவாகப் பாவித்துத் - தானுந்தன்
பொல்லாச் சிறகைவிரித் தாடினாற் போலுமே
கல்லாதான் கற்ற கவி.14 - மூதுரை

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  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (1/8/2014 8:29:00 PM)

    when the featherless turkey tries to dance as the peacock,
    it is same as the unlearned tries to write the verses,

    One of the best advice we have received when we were young.. Thank you for sharing... (Report) Reply

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