Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

(17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Mean Minded Persons’ Wealth!


Even if these are blossoming buds
That tempt to scoop in your palms,
No one shall put their hands on thorny cactus
Since these can’t be worn on their heads!

Likewise, the learned persons
Shall not approach the mean minded persons
Who, even though, have enormous wealth,
Since their wealth may not be useful!

Submitted: Sunday, October 27, 2013
Edited: Monday, October 28, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hi,
This poem 'Mean minded persons’ wealth! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'Naalatiyaar'

அள்ளிக்கொள் வன்ன குறுமுகிழ வாயினும்
கள்ளிமேற் கைந்நீட்டார் சூடும்பூ அன்மையால்
செல்வம் பெரிதுடைய ராயினும் கீழ்களை
நள்ளார் அறிவுடை யார்.262
(நாலடியார், நன்றியில் செல்வம், பொருட்பால்)

Comments about this poem (Mean Minded Persons’ Wealth! by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Dickinson

239

"Heaven"—is what I cannot reach!
The Apple on the Tree—
Provided it do hopeless—hang—
That—"Heaven" is—to Me!

...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet John Burroughs

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]