Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Gold Star - 23,364 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Writing A Poem In The Wind! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

When you move quickly either to left or right
..with an idea of giving way to a person
who comes opposite to you;

And if he also happens to move in the same direction,
..if you carefully notice a stumbling smile in his face,
you are reading a beautiful poem in his smile!

If it is you who spared the smile
..on your face while you move and stumble,
Hey’, you are writing a poem in the wind!

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem 'Writing a poem in the wind! ' is a translation of a Tamil poem by Poet naadOdi ilakkiyan.

காற்றில் வரையும் கவிதை!

எதிரே வருபவருக்கு வழிவிடும்பொருட்டு
இடமாகவோ வலமாகவோ
அவசரமாய் நகர்கையில்
எதிரே வருபவரும்
அதே திசையில் நகர்ந்தால் நிகழும்
சிறிய தடுமாற்றச் சிரிப்பை
உற்றுக் கவனித்தீர்களேயானால்
நீங்கள் ஒரு கவிதையை வாசிக்கிறீர்கள்.
நகர்ந்து சிரித்தது நீங்கள் என்றால்
காற்றில் ஒரு கவிதை எழுதுகிறீர்கள்! – நாடோடி இலக்கியன், ஆனந்த விகடன் 29.10.14

Comments about Writing A Poem In The Wind! by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

  • Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar (11/25/2015 1:39:00 AM)

    To give way to the approaching person,
    When you move swiftly this side or that side
    You might confront move from him the same way.
    It might result in an embarrassing smile
    either form his lips or from your lips.
    You read a poem if you see the smile
    or write a poem if you have made the smile.
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    (11/25/2015 1:52:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem, nicely described; Thank you for your nice comment.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 22, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, November 22, 2015

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