Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

(17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

A learned person shall not eat the food from….!


A learned person
Who had learnt many moral books;
Who knows what is just and morality
Shall not eat the food served by
The below mentioned three persons!

From
A person with low caliber and mean minded
Who never respects the elders and educated,
Who lives with extreme pride
And arrogance!

A whore wearing beautifully
Designed bangles jewelry,
Who bargains her beauty –
With narrow waist and broad hip
Resembling the hood of a cobra -
Sells her private parts for money!

A person who destroyed the almshouse
Meant for poor people and saints!

Submitted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hi,
This poem 'A learned person shall not eat the food from….! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'Thirikatukam'

செருக்கினால் வாழும் சிறியவனும் பைத்தகன்ற
அல்குல் விலைபகரும் ஆய்தொடியும் - நல்லவர்க்கு
வைத்த அறப்புறம் கொன்றானும் இம்மூவர்
கைத்துண்ணார் கற்றறிந் தார்.25 திரிகடுகம்

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