Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Gold Star - 19,324 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

It Is Like Appointing The Crow To Guard The Cooked Rice! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

O’ the man who owns the cool ocean land with
salty backwater where the ‘no other way to go’
sea splashing and dashing over the shore!

If a person who had earned the worthy wealth
ever with lots of stress and strain, with
reluctance to take care submits to the hands

of a person of low genetic cadre
for safeguarding such wealth,
It is like appointing the crow

to guard the cooked rice! Hence beware!
It is very difficult to retrieve the wealth
from such persons of low genetic cadre!


Note:

It is true everywhere, if either the individual properties or the temple lands and properties are let out for rent or lease, most of the tenants never give the due rent or produce to the individual or to the temple authorities.

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hi,
This poem 'It is like appointing the crow to guard the cooked rice! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'pazhamozhi naanooRu'

ஊக்கி உழந்தொருவர் ஈட்டிய ஒண்பொருளை
நோக்குமின் என்றிகழ்ந்து நொவ்வியார் கைவிடுதல்
போக்கில்நீர் தூஉம் பொருகழித் தண்சேர்ப்ப
காக்கையைக் காப்பிட்ட சோறு.315 - பழமொழி நானூறு

Comments about It Is Like Appointing The Crow To Guard The Cooked Rice! by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/1/2015 8:53:00 AM)


    Nice translation and great poem.....human psychology truly explored.....10+++ (Report) Reply

    Kanniappan Kanniappan (11/1/2015 10:36:00 AM)

    Dear Nehal,
    Thanks for your nice comment.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 1, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, November 1, 2015


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