Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

(17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

The wise people will save you as much as they can!


As much as the men cut and shorten, the rest of the tree
provides cool shade by hiding the sunshine, you see!

How much ever worst evils you had done till their death,
the wise people will save you as much as they can!

Submitted: Saturday, January 18, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hi,
This poem 'The wise people will save you as much as they can! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'moothurai' by Poetess AVVAI of 12th century.

அறவோர் அருள் உள்ளம்

சாந்தனையும் தீயனவே செய்திடினும் தாமவரை
ஆந்தனையும் காப்பர் அறிவுடையோர் - மாந்தர்
குறைக்குந் தனையுங் குளிர்நிழலைத் தந்து
மறைக்குமாங் கண்டீர் மரம்.30 – மூதுரை

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