Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

(17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

A Day When The Food Eaten All Alone


A day
when the food eaten all alone
in the absence of the guests,

A night spent
without accompanying and enjoying
the beautifully dressed and well adorned wife,

The entire day passed
without offering what is needed
to the needy and poor;

The above three are considered
as the disease to the learned
and knowledgeable people.

Submitted: Saturday, June 23, 2012
Edited: Saturday, June 23, 2012

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hi,
This poem 'A day when the food eaten all alone' is a translation of a Tamil poem from Literature 'Thirikatukam.

விருந்தின்றி யுண்ட பகலுந் திருத்திழையார்
புல்லப் புடைபெயராக் கங்குலும் - இல்லார்க்கொன்
றீயா தொழிந்தகன்ற காலையும் இம்மூன்றும்
நோயே யுரனுடை யார்க்கு.44 திரிகடுகம்

V.K.Kanniappan

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