Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Veteran Poet - 1,989 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

It Is Better To Stay Hungry - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Simple Flat drum, a percussion instrument,
made of animal skin is better than a Lute
which, if it lacks in producing melodious note;

A chaste woman is better than men
who are not worth of their prowess;

It is better to stay hungry than eating
an improperly cooked and rotten food;

It is better to immolate in fire
than to leave and live separately
from the people who like and love us!

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem 'It is better to stay hungry' is a translation of a Tamil poem from literature 'NaanmaNik katikai'(13)

பறைநன்று பண்ணமையா யாழின் - நிறைநின்ற
பெண்நன்று பீடிலா மாந்தரின் - பண்அழிந்து
ஆர்தலின் நன்று பசித்தல் - பசைந்தாரின்
தீர்தலின் தீப்புகுதல் நன்று. - 13

Comments about It Is Better To Stay Hungry by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

  • Rookie Richmoo Silverstein (2/5/2012 1:17:00 AM)

    Another great poem dr.
    Richmoo $ilver$tein
    Plea$e read my new poem$ (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 76 Points Sankaran Ayya (2/1/2012 5:05:00 AM)

    Dr you are interpreting old classic literature. Good. Pl. give brief introduction of
    the book for the benefit of the readers
    -KAVIN CHARALAN (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,910 Points Dave Walker (2/1/2012 4:56:00 AM)

    Like it, a really great poem, a great write.
    May i invite you to read my new poem called,
    Evil Rising. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 8, 2013

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