Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Gold Star - 22,405 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Flower Which Has No Pleasant Scent - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

A learned person
who is not capable of expressing

- (what he has learnt
and what he likes to say) -

effectively and efficiently in such a way
that the listeners can understand fully

is equal to a full bloomed beautiful flower
which has no pleasant scent and flavour
to spread in the atmosphere.

Topic(s) of this poem: education

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem 'Flower Which Has No Pleasant Scent! ' is a translation by me of a poem from Tamil literature 'ThirukkuRaL'

இணரூழ்த்து நாறா மலரனையர் கற்ற
துணர விரிந்துரையா தார்.650 சொல்வன்மை

Comments about Flower Which Has No Pleasant Scent by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

  • Vipins Puthooran (12/26/2011 6:13:00 AM)

    Wow, so philosophical! ! !
    An excellent poem! ! !
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 15, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, June 13, 2016

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