Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Gold Star - 18,379 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

If The Well Groomed Beautiful Girls Don’t Behave With Due Modesty! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

It is an agony if a man who is born
…in a good genetic background isn’t educated!

It is an agony if the quality seeds sewn
…in a fertile land don’t emerge as crops!

It is an agony if the well groomed beautiful girls
…don’t behave with due bashfulness and modesty!

*It is an agony if the good mannered men
…are not ashamed of aspersions and vices!

It is an agony if mingling in marriage is done
…in a family with genetically incompatible heritage!

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Prose Poem


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hi,
This poem 'If the well groomed beautiful girls don’t behave with due modesty! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'Innaa naaRpathu'

குலத்துப் பிறந்தவன் கல்லாமை யின்னா
நிலத்திட்ட நல்வித்து நாறாமை யின்னா
நலத்தகையார் நாணாமை யின்னாவாங் கின்னா
கலத்தல் குலமில் வழி.19 இன்னா நாற்பது

Comments about If The Well Groomed Beautiful Girls Don’t Behave With Due Modesty! by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

  • Kaliappan Ezekkial (9/11/2015 9:20:00 PM)


    Nice! It is an agony if mingling in marriage is done
    …in a family with genetically incompatible heritage! - -how to find this? The poem, in my opinion, refers to the old caste system.You managed to translate it through medical concepts.
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    Kanniappan Kanniappan (9/11/2015 10:18:00 PM)

    Thanks for your comments. Since these poems belong to nearly 300 - 400 years ago, it must be in relation to caste system. Even today, most of the communities search for the alliance from their community only. We cannot interpret the same way to avoid the controversy.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 11, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, September 11, 2015


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