Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Gold Star - 23,358 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

It Is Better To Stay Hungry! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Simple Flat drum, a percussion instrument,
made of animal skin is better than a Lute
which, if it lacks in producing melodious note;

A chaste woman is better than men
who are not worth of their prowess;

It is better to stay hungry than eating
an improperly cooked and rotten food;

It is better to immolate in fire
than to leave and live separately
from the people who like and love us!

Topic(s) of this poem: chastity

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem 'It is better to stay hungry! ' is a translation of a Tamil poem from literature 'NaanmaNik katikai'(13)

பறைநன்று பண்ணமையா யாழின் - நிறைநின்ற
பெண்நன்று பீடிலா மாந்தரின் - பண்அழிந்து
ஆர்தலின் நன்று பசித்தல் - பசைந்தாரின்
தீர்தலின் தீப்புகுதல் நன்று. - 13 நான்மணிக் கடிகை

Comments about It Is Better To Stay Hungry! by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

  • (2/5/2012 1:17:00 AM)

    Another great poem dr.
    Richmoo $ilver$tein
    Plea$e read my new poem$
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  • (2/1/2012 5:05:00 AM)

    Dr you are interpreting old classic literature. Good. Pl. give brief introduction of
    the book for the benefit of the readers
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  • (2/1/2012 4:56:00 AM)

    Like it, a really great poem, a great write.
    May i invite you to read my new poem called,
    Evil Rising.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 8, 2015

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