Avvaiyar

(1st - 2nd Century CE / Tamil Nadu / India)

Break But Do Not Bend - Poem by Avvaiyar

Would a pillar of granite,
When it is over-burdened
bend or buckle at any point
rather than splinter and fall?
Likewise the noble ones
When their honour is confronted
would lay down their very life
and not submit to the tyrannous.


Comments about Break But Do Not Bend by Avvaiyar

  • Fabrizio Frosini (7/8/2015 10:37:00 AM)


    Break But Do Not Bend: good saying, but all of us should do that.. (Report) Reply

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  • (6/4/2014 4:47:00 PM)


    ..........a nice write....a wonderful tribute to honor.... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 28, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, September 28, 2012


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