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!
Poet's Notes about The Poem
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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