Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Gold Star - 21,635 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

If The God Had Given The Tongue Made Of Glass! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

If the god had given the tongue made of glass,
After thinking the pros and cons of what we say,
We would have excelled with extreme clarity
In the habit of delivering only the golden words!

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem 'If the god had given the tongue made of glass! ' is a translation by me of a Tamil poem by Poet Meyyan Nataraj of Sri Lanka.

பல விகற்ப இன்னிசை வெண்பா

கண்ணாடி நாக்கு கடவுள் கொடுத்திருந்தால்
முன்னாடி பின்னாடி யோசித்தே - பொன்னான
வார்த்தை உதிர்க்கும் வழக்கத்தில் மட்டும்தான்
தேர்ந்திருப் போமே தெளிந்து. - மெய்யன் நடராஜ், இலங்கை

Comments about If The God Had Given The Tongue Made Of Glass! by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

  • Clarence Prince (1/31/2016 2:15:00 PM)

    we would have excelled with extreme clarity, which would be good for understanding! (Report) Reply

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  • (1/30/2016 11:18:00 PM)

    Many a problems imposed on human beings due to unnecessary and harsh words uttered by tongue would not have arisen if the tongue would have been of glass and had uttered only golden words. However, since life is life and different feelings and experiences add spices to it and make it worth living. In absence of some categories, the life would have been monotonous and boring. Off course, this is my opinion.
    Thanks for sharing a nice and insightful poem.10 points.
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    (2/1/2016 3:02:00 AM)

    If the glass falls down, it breaks into many pieces which cannot be made to unite into one glass, Similarly, by using the tongue abusing somebody, the words cannot be taken back, once the damage is caused, it is going to be final for the relationship.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 30, 2016

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