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Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

(17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Armaments which affect the health of a husband!


The one, woman, who stands before the husband
Making him extremely angry by words and deeds
Is similar to ‘Yama’ (God of death) !

The one, woman, who is not entering
Into the kitchen in the early morning,
To prepare food for the bread earning husband
Is like a deadly disease to her husband!

The one, woman, who eats herself alone
Whatever she cooked without serving to
Her husband is a living demon in the home!

These three attitudes of a woman
Are the armaments which affect the health
Of her husband and may lead to his death!

- - - - - - -
It happened recently in Bangalore,
The wordy quarrel between husband and wife!
(May be wife provoked)
Both are IT professionals!

Mentally disturbed Husband
Stabbed and killed his wife,
Jumped from 13th floor,
Ended his life too!

Submitted: Sunday, October 06, 2013
Edited: Monday, October 07, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

The poem 'Armaments which affect the health of a husband! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'Naalatiyaar'

எறியென் றெதிர்நிற்பாள் கூற்றம்; சிறுகாலை
அட்டில் புகாதாள் அரும்பிணி; - அட்டதனை
உண்டி யுதவாதாள் இல்வாழ்பேய்; - இம்மூவர்
கொண்டானைக் கொல்லும் படை.363

நாலடியார் – பொருட்பால் அதிகாரம் 37. பன்னெறி

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  • Valsa George (10/7/2013 7:30:00 AM)

    A woman definitely has to be a good wife and a loving mother, but men should first accept her as an individual! In her blind devotion to her husband and children, she shouldn't sideline everything else. This Tamil poem I guess must have been written at a time when men were the sole bread winners of the family. Now life style has changed with new challenges and greater responsibilities on women! Still it is the woman's love and patience that should hold the family together... there is no doubt about it! A great translation Sir. (Report) Reply

  • Kavya . (10/7/2013 7:10:00 AM)

    v true Sir...........woman should do these chores not as a duty but out of affection for her immediate family members........this is something which should come from within out of love..... (Report) Reply

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