Treasure Island

Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

(17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Advice To The Kings And Administrators!


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.

Submitted: Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Edited: Sunday, January 05, 2014

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Hi,
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

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