Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

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

Don’t Underestimate The Persons With Their Small Stature! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

The petals of Pandanus fascicularis flowers are long,
The petals of Mimusops elengi flower are short,
The fragrance of this flower is grander than the other!

The ocean is large, but the water is unsuitable
for washing the dirt from our body; but the water
springing from the adjacent pit is suitable for drinks.

So, don’t underestimate the persons with
their appearance and small stature forthwith,
They may be superior by character and virtue!

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem 'Don’t underestimate the persons with their small stature! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'moothurai' by Poetess AVVAI.

உருவமும் குணமும்

மடல்பெரிது தாழை மகிழினிது கந்தம்
உடல்சிறிய ரென்றிருக்க வேண்டா - கடல்பெரிது
மண்ணீரு மாகா ததனருகே சிற்றூறல்
உண்ணீரு மாகி விடும்.12 – மூதுரை

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 6, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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