Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Gold Star - 7,053 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

How A Knowledgeable Person Should Behave With The Ruler? - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

A knowledgeable person will not get wild
…while the ruler does something!

He will not protest with the ruler!
…He will not stand face to face with the ruler!

He will not speak about his difficulties to the ruler
…while the ruler is in privacy!

He will not tell the ruler
…that ‘I know what is good'!

He will not say ‘No' making the ruler to rage
…even while the ruler says the crow is white!

Topic(s) of this poem: knowledge

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem 'How a knowledgeable person should behave with the ruler? ' is a translation of a Tamil poem from 'aasaarak kOvai'

முனியார் துனியார் முகத்தெதிர் நில்லார்
தனிமை யிடத்துக்கண் தங்கருமஞ் சொல்லார்
இனியவை யாமறிது மென்னார் கசிவின்று
காக்கைவெள் ளென்னும் எனின்.69 ஆசாரக் கோவை

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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