Treasure Island

Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

(17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

A dumb person having a dream!


A Scabbard-fish trying to catch
The common snipe bird as such!

An inefficient fellow born in a family rich
Unable to manage and maintain the properties!

A person who, learned with books and education,
Have fears to speak and discuss in a learned audience!

Are considered to be like a dumb person having a dream!
He could not explain and express what he had dreamt!

Submitted: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 16, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hi,
This poem 'A dumb person having a dream! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'Thirikatukam'

வாளைமீன் உள்ளல் தலைப்படலும் ஆளல்லான்
செல்வக் குடியுட் பிறத்தலும் - பல்லவையுள்
அஞ்சுவான் கற்ற அருநூலும் இம்மூன்றும்
துஞ்சூமன் கண்ட கனா.7 திரிகடுகம்

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