Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Gold Star - 22,311 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Ants Go Round And Round! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Ghee in a vessel; ants go round and round
…around the vessel knowing pretty well
these cannot taste and eat the ghee!


The innocent people make wasteful efforts
…to get benefits from rich persons
who never help others from their amassed wealth!

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem 'Ants go round and round! ' is a translation by me of a poem from Tamil literature 'Naalatiyaar'

ஆகா தெனினும் அகத்துநெய் யுண்டாகின்
போகா தெறும்பு புறஞ்சுற்றும்; - யாதுங்
கொடாஅ ரெனினும் உடையாரைப் பற்றி
விடாஅர் உலகத் தவர்.337 பேதைமை, நாலடியார்

Comments about Ants Go Round And Round! by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

  • (8/27/2012 8:01:00 AM)

    Rich never help others from amasses wealth is an universal truth and correctly pointed out in the poem.
    Thanks for sharing the same by translating the original poem. Nice to meeet you again.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 27, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, October 9, 2017

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