Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

(17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Three ill effects in the society leading to poverty!


The pond to which the path of the main stream
Is not well formed and channelized to fill to the brim

An infant which is not fed on the breast of the mother
To its entire satisfaction so as to fill it’s stomach ever

Any men who are not having the virtues by education
Learned and acquired through high systematic tradition

Are the three ill effects in the society
That leads to sufferings and poverty!

A pond with no enough storage of water,
An infant with no enough mothers’ milk,
Any men with no enough acquired knowledge
Are of no use, but for leading to poverty!

Submitted: Sunday, September 29, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 30, 2013
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hi,
This poem 'Three ill effects in the society leading to poverty! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'Thirikatukam'

வாய்நன் கமையாக் குளனும் வயிறாரத்
தாய்முலை யுண்ணாக் குழவியும் சேயமரபில்
கல்விமாண் பில்லாத மாந்தரும் இம்மூவர்
நல்குரவு சேரப்பட் டார்.84. திரிகடுகம்

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