*thiruvalluvar - An Universal Poet Poem by Samanyan Lakshminarayanan

*thiruvalluvar - An Universal Poet

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You can see him standing tall a statue
amidst the sea in kanyakumari
right at the bottom of india
He was a poet who wrote short verses
just two lines was his verse
four words in the first..three in the next..and
that was his format

Some say he is younger
some say he is older
to Christ
his poems remind you of christ
for instance...
'ennar seitharaei oruthar avarnana
nannayam seidhu vidu'
[ if a person does a bad to you..ashame him by doing a good to him]
just like getting slapped on both cheeks..to
awaken the doers conscience

'anbillar aellam thamakuriyar aanbudiar
aendrum ooriyar pirariku'
[a person without love is to himself
a person with love belongs to others]

'theeyinal suttapun ullarum aradhai
navinal sutta vadu'
[ a wound inflicted by a flame would heal from within
a wound inflicted by a word would'nt heal for good]

'kullal inidhu yalinidhu aembhar tham
mazhalai sol kelaathavar'
[ only a person who has'nt listened to his siblings baby talk
would praise the flute and veena for its sweetness]

THIRUVALLUVAR was a rare poet
one of his sort
at a very early part
he never made a mention
of any religion or nation
in any of his creation
he was not made a cult
should thank god for that

his work 'THIRUKURAL' is only second to the bible in translation.
this years oscar winner fr music A.R.RAHMAN is currently doing an album on 'thirukural'

Louis Rams 14 March 2009

his proverbs awaken the mind. he was a person to be reckoned with. very good translation

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Lynda Robson 14 March 2009

Thanks for this Sam, I found it very interesting, and well written by you, 10 Lynda xx

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Dr Hitesh Sheth 14 March 2009

Offcourse he is universal poet. Our finance minister too quoted him while presenting the budget........ Good Spirtitual Write.................

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Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar 14 March 2009

a feast to non tamils. shan

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Fiona Davidson 14 March 2009

Beautiful tribute Samanyan...written in your inimitable way....10++

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Kalyani Rajalingham 24 March 2009

Very educational! Integrating his quotes in your poem was a spectacular idea!

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Sandra Fowler 20 March 2009

Thiruvalluvar sounds like a rare poet indeed. By our words we live; by our words we survive. Fascinating information. Warm regards, Sandra

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Ken E Hall 18 March 2009

Must read this mans work thanks for the info..a universal poet luvli tribute to his work regards

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Sandhya S N 15 March 2009

Sir, I liked the poem. I saw Thiruvalluvar when I came to Kanyakumari. I think the effort will make the poet known to many forigners through Poem hunter

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Indira Renganathan 15 March 2009

I feel proud of you dear friend...just go on with this...soon I too shall try to follow...congratulations

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