Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Veteran Poet - 1,896 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Three Persons Who Drown In The Sea Of Greed! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

A cocotte who offers her shoulder and company
For money without discrimination to everybody –

- Similar to a river bed with a free water flow
Used freely by any ordinary fellow -

A gambler who has no virtue and respect
Who is in search everyday of a gambling spot!

A person who obtains money for undue interest
Who is in search of buying costly glittering object

Are the three persons who will fatally be
Drowned in the greed and grief of deep sea!


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hi,
This poem 'Three persons who drown in the sea of greed! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'Thirikatukam'

ஆசைக் கடலுக்குள் மூழ்குபவர்

தோள்வழங்கி வாழும் துறைபோற் கணிகையும்
நாள்கழகம் பார்க்கும் நயமிலாச் சூதனும்
வாசிகொண் டொண்பொருள் செய்வானும் இம்மூவர்
ஆசைக் கடலுளாழ் வார்.81 திரிகடுகம்

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 25, 2013


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