Looking Others For Alms For Living! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
Instead of being a self-disciplined person,
If a person, with a mean mentality
and low caliber in his earlier birth,
-with his power, muscle, money and men -
had embraced the shoulders of some others' wives
with ornamental marks painted large rounded breasts,
he is born in this birth neither man nor woman wholly,
losing the power and might, unable to unite with woman
looking others for alms for living and ridiculed by everybody!
This original Tamil poem
was written during 7th century:
I tried to translate this in such a way
that there should not be vulgarity in anyway!
Poet's Notes about The Poem
This poem 'Looking Others For Alms For Living! ' is a translation by me of a poem from Tamil literature 'Naalatiyaar'
செம்மையொன் றின்றிச் சிறியா ரினத்தராய்க்
கொம்மை வரிமுலையாள் தோள்மரீஇ - உம்மை
வலியாற் பிறர்மனைமேற் சென்றாரே, இம்மை
அலியாகி ஆடிஉண் பார். - நாலடியார் 85
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