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
his poems remind you of christ
'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
THIRUVALLUVAR WAS A UNIVERSAL POET
DONOT MISS OUT ON THIS POET
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'
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem