Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Gold Star - 23,358 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

One Gets Respect To Whom He Is In Acquaintance! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

If one happens to enter into the den of a lion,
He can get the tusks of an elephant
and costly pearls of enlarging illumination!

But, when a person enters into the holes
Where the jackals live, Can he get anything costlier
but for the short tail, tufts of hair,
bones and the skin of the donkeys?

So, it is said that when a person is in acquaintance
with the learned persons, he gets reward and respect!
And while he is in contact with the undignified persons,
He gets into extreme humiliation and disrespect!

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem 'One gets respect to whom he is in acquaintance! ' is a translation by me of a poem from Tmil literature 'NeethiveNpaa'

நேரிசை வெண்பா

அரிமந் திரம்புகுந்தால் ஆனை மருப்பும்
பெருகொளிசேர் முத்தும் பெறலாம் - நரிநுழையில்
வாலுஞ் சிறிய மயிரெலும்புங் கர்த்தபத்தின்
தோலுமல்லால் வேறுமுண்டோ சொல்.2 நீதிவெண்பா

Comments about One Gets Respect To Whom He Is In Acquaintance! by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

  • Shakil Ahmed (8/13/2017 6:46:00 AM)

    Yes, there is a proverb. A man is known by the company he keeps, penning of the poem is very nice. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    (8/14/2017 5:29:00 AM)

    Thanks Shakil for your nice comment.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Poem Edited: Friday, December 29, 2017

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