Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Gold Star - 6,887 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Advice To The Kings And Administrators! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

The axle of the cart, loaded
with light-weighted peacock feathers
too, may break if the cart is overloaded.

ThirukkuRaL 475

This is the advice
given to the Kings and administrators
to know their strength,
their opponents' strength
and act accordingly.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem 'Advice To The Kings And Administrators! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'ThirukkuRaL'

பீலிபெய் சாகாடும் அச்சிறும் அப்பண்டஞ்
சால மிகுத்துப் பெயின்.475 வலியறிதல்

Comments about Advice To The Kings And Administrators! by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

  • Gold Star - 10,134 Points Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar (1/5/2014 4:37:00 AM)

    nicely brought out. thank you (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 5, 2014

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