Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Gold Star - 23,311 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

The Heart Is Said To Be The Heart Only When It Doesn’t Have Enmity! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

The tongue is said to be a tongue only when
…it speaks virtues, only virtues!

The ear is said to be an ear only when
…it isn’t listening to tell-tale about others!

The eye is said to be an eye only when
…it doesn’t anticipate the weakness of others’ wives!

The heart is said to be the heart only when
…it doesn’t have enmity and anger to anyone!

Topic(s) of this poem: virtue


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hi,
This poem 'The heart is said to be the heart only when it doesn’t have enmity! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'aRaneRich saaram'

அறங்கூறு நாவென்ப நாவுஞ் செவியும்
புறங்கூற்றுக் கேளாத என்பர் - பிறன்றாரத்(து)
அற்றத்தை நோக்காத கண்ணென்ப யார்மாட்டும்
செற்றத்தைத் தீர்ந்ததாம் நெஞ்சு,103 – அறநெறிச்சாரம்

Comments about The Heart Is Said To Be The Heart Only When It Doesn’t Have Enmity! by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

  • Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar (11/5/2015 4:44:00 AM)


    good. shortened
    The tongue is when it speaks the truth,
    The ears are when they shun gossips,
    The eyes are when they don’t lust others’ wives
    And the heart is when it horbours no hatred..
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    (11/5/2015 5:39:00 AM)

    Dear friend,
    Thank you for your comment.

    Excellent is different from trial with desire!
    I try and you excel!

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 5, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, November 8, 2015


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