Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

(17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Ants go round and round


Ghee in a vessel,
Ants go round and round
Around the vessel
Knowing pretty well
These cannot taste and eat
The ghee!

Similarly,

The innocent people
Make wasteful efforts
To get benefits
From rich persons
Who never help others
From their amassed wealth!

Submitted: Monday, August 27, 2012

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Hi,
This poem 'Ants go round and round' is a translation of a poem from Naalatiyaar.

'ஆகாதுஎனினும், அகத்து நெய் உண்டாகின்,
போகாது எறும்பு புறம் சுற்றும்; -யாதும்
கொடாஅர் எனினும், உடையாரைப் பற்றி
விடாஅர், உலகத்தவர்' 337

V.K.Kanniappan

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (8/27/2012 8:01:00 AM)

    Rich never help others from amasses wealth is an universal truth and correctly pointed out in the poem.
    Thanks for sharing the same by translating the original poem. Nice to meeet you again. (Report) Reply

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