Fortress (By Thiruvalluvar In Tamil) - Poem by Rajendran Muthiah
741. Essential is the fortress to those who are offensive
And to avoid woes, those prefer to be defensive.
742. A fortress has the fountain of water, vast land and hill
And surrounding forests with cool shade to fill.
743. A fortress is high, wide, strong and, secure to danger lurks
As formulated by learned works.
744. A fortress which needs least defence though it has vast land
Will weaken the verve of foes to strand.
745. An invincible fortress with enormous stock of food
Ensures the inmates a stable life so good.
746. A fortress is strong that with things of all kinds amply stored
And great warriors to defend at times, it should afford.
747. A strong fortress unrelents to assaults or hurling darts
And to the siege of undermining hearts.
748. A strong fortress nerves the inmates the besiegers to resist
And stand firm and make the foes to desist.
749. A fortress is the one where the inmates should slay the foes
Win laurels with warring skills by ignoring the woes.
750. A mighty fortress it may be!
No use, if the people in are dull and lazy.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
Comments about Fortress (By Thiruvalluvar In Tamil) by Rajendran Muthiah
Read this poem in other languages
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
Still I Rise
The Road Not Taken
If You Forget Me
Edgar Allan Poe
Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You