Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Bronze Star - 2,018 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Lotus Flower Blooms While Seeing The Sun! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Since the face which blooms
while seeing the sun-like bright face

of her husband wilt and shrink by seeing
the moon-like face of the stranger,

does the face of the chaste wives
resemble the lotus flower?


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hi,
This poem 'Lotus flower blooms while seeing the sun! ' is a translation of a poem of Poet Mayuram Vedhanayakam Pillai.

மனைவியின் முகத்தாமரை கணவன் முகம் எதிருற மலரும்!

கதிரவ னனையதங் கணவ ரேர்முகம்
எதிருற மலருமற் றேதி லார்முக
மதியநோக் கிடவிதழ் வாடிக் கூம்புமால்
சதியர்வாண் முகமெனுஞ் சலசப் பூவரோ.17

- மாயூரம் வேதநாயகம் பிள்ளை பாடல்

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 19, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, January 20, 2014


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