Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Veteran Poet - 1,924 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

It Tastes Like Nectar - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

To be an unwanted guest
sitting alone in the absence of the host
eating food 'hot and shining like an eye of a cat',
It is not delicious, but considered 'bitter like neem';

If you happen to eat in a house
where you are greeted kindly with respect,
the host also accompanies you to dine,
however they are poor;

Even if they provide cold watery gruel,
prepared with poor quality rice grains,
It tastes like NECTAR,
imbibes with your mind and body.


Comments about It Tastes Like Nectar by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

  • Rookie - 56 Points Vijay Sai R (3/22/2012 11:34:00 PM)

    i am moved by your fluent flow of words...such a deep theme nicely written...nectar flowing (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 4,941 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (3/21/2012 12:52:00 AM)

    rajendran muthiah, I like your comment here! ! so I give the Doctor 10 marks (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,941 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (3/21/2012 12:50:00 AM)

    To be an unwanted guest
    sitting alone in the absence of the host.
    Dr.V.K. Kanniappan, You have brought in here an important issue of our changing culture. It is so cruel when we are unwelcome to our own siblings houses, if they tell us to call them earlier before we arrive, but whenever we call them, they may say that they are busy. Indian Houses in India are still open to their relatives, but in Malaysia the story is different! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 499 Points Rajendran Muthiah (3/21/2012 12:46:00 AM)

    It is miserable to be caught in a situation to eat in an unwanted place. The gruel given by the innocent and affectionate guest is really the nectar. Being a doctor, you know very well the gruel keeps away the rural folk
    from diabetes. Well Done. Rated *****. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 21, 2012


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