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

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

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

Comments about this poem (A Turkey Spreads Its Ugly Short Wings and Dances! by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan )

Enter the verification code :

  • 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

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. To the Depths, Eleonor Santiago
  2. Angels on t he Shoulder, Liilia Talts Morrison
  3. Your Face, Eleonor Santiago
  4. You are, Ronnie Rox
  5. Could Been Girl That Died Today, Adeosun Olamide
  6. Wrestling Through Life, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  7. Wildworld, Denis Martindale
  8. A Father's Miscarriage, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. Howling From Tomorrow, Steven Rhoads
  10. Manhood, RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Poem of the Day

poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

The mist has left the greening plain,
The dew-drops shine like fairy rain,
The coquette rose awakes again
Her lovely self adorning.

The Wind is hiding in the trees,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]