Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Gold Star - 19,324 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Wise And Virtuous People Are Like Golden Pot! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Wise and virtuous people, even if they become poor,
they are always virtuous! The people who are wicked,
if they become poor, what will otherwise happen?

Likewise, the quality golden pot happens to break,
It remains the same quality gold! But if the mud pot
happens to break, what will happen? It is of no use!

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem 'Wise and virtuous people are like golden pot! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature from 'moothurai' by Poetess AVVAI.

தாழ்ந்தாலும் மேன்மக்களே சிறந்தவர்

சீரியர் கெட்டாலும் சீரியரே சீரியர்மற்(று)
அல்லாதார் கெட்டாலங் கென்னாகும் - சீரிய
பொன்னின் குடமுடைந்தாற் பொன்னாகு மென்னா
மண்ணின் குடமுடைந்தக் கால்.18 – மூதுரை

Comments about Wise And Virtuous People Are Like Golden Pot! by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (1/12/2014 11:23:00 PM)

    Nice moral. Your translation retains the beauty. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 12, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, January 13, 2014

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