Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Gold Star - 18,549 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

It Is Like Trying To See The Tooth Of The Elephant! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

The illiterate people by losing their sense,
going into the audience of learned and

knowledgeable persons without being aware
that their modesty and character are getting spoiled,

staying as if they are equal and at par with those
learned persons attempting to ask questions

and offer their opinion results in laughing out loudly
by everyone as it is like trying to see the tooth of the elephant!

Topic(s) of this poem: knowledge


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hi,
This poem 'It is like trying to see the tooth of the elephant! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'pazhamozhi naanooRu'

மானமும் நாணும் அறியார் மதிமயங்கி
ஞானம் அறிவார் இடைப்புக்குத் தாமிருந்து
ஞானம் வினாஅய் உரைத்தல், நகையாகும்
யானைப்பல் காண்பான் புகல்.298 - பழமொழி நானூறு

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 1, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 20, 2016


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