Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
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It Tastes Like Nectar!

Rating: 5.0
To be an unwanted guest
sitting alone in the absence of the host
eating food 'hot and shining like an eye of a cat',
It is not delicious, but considered 'bitter like neem';

If you happen to eat in a house
where you are greeted kindly with respect,
the host also accompanies you to dine,
however they are poor;
Even if they provide cold watery gruel,
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Topic(s) of this poem: life
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Hi,
This poem 'It Tastes Like Nectar! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'naalatiyaar'

விருப்பிலார் இல்லத்து வேறிருந்(து) உண்ணும்
வெருக்குக்கண் வெங்கருனை வேம்பாம்; - விருப்புடைத்
தன்போல்வார் இல்லுள் தயங்குநீர்த் தண்புற்கை
என்போ(டு) இயைந்த அமிழ்து. நாலடியார் 210 - சுற்றந்தழால்
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COMMENTS
Chinedu Dike 02 December 2020
Really a witty rendition set aside for deep reflective thought. Insightful lines nicely put together.
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Rajnish Manga 21 May 2017
I have read something like that in Sanskrit poetry also. Thanks for presenting these noble thoughts through this nicely crafted poem.
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Edward Kofi Louis 01 November 2015
'Poor quality rice'; but, it will satisfy the poor. Nice work.
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Kanniappan Kanniappan 02 November 2015
Dear Kofi Louis, Thanks for your reading my poem and offering nice comment.
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Vijay Sai R 22 March 2012
i am moved by your fluent flow of words...such a deep theme nicely written...nectar flowing
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Kanniappan Kanniappan 02 November 2015
Dear Sai, My response is very much delayed; but still I convey my thanks for your reading my poem and offering nice comment. Formerly, I didn't provide the original poem which I translated. The poem is from Naalatiyaar.
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rajendran muthiah, I like your comment here! ! so I give the Doctor 10 marks
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To be an unwanted guest sitting alone in the absence of the host. Dr.V.K. Kanniappan, You have brought in here an important issue of our changing culture. It is so cruel when we are unwelcome to our own siblings houses, if they tell us to call them earlier before we arrive, but whenever we call them, they may say that they are busy. Indian Houses in India are still open to their relatives, but in Malaysia the story is different!
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Kanniappan Kanniappan 02 November 2015
Dear Mrs.V.Subbulakshmi, My response is very much delayed; but still I convey my thanks for your reading my poem and offering an elaborate and nice comment. Formerly, I didn't provide the original poem which I translated. The poem is from Naalatiyaar which I have given in Poet's notes.
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Rajendran Muthiah 21 March 2012
It is miserable to be caught in a situation to eat in an unwanted place. The gruel given by the innocent and affectionate guest is really the nectar. Being a doctor, you know very well the gruel keeps away the rural folk from diabetes. Well Done. Rated *****.
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Kanniappan Kanniappan 02 November 2015
Dear Thiru.Rajendran Muthiah, My response is very much delayed; but still I convey my thanks for your reading my poem and offering an elaborate and nice comment. Formerly, I didn't provide the original poem which I translated. The poem is from Naalatiyaar (Poem No: 210 from 'athikaaram suRRamthazaal') which I have given in Poet's notes.
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