Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Veteran Poet - 1,924 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Basic Principles Said By The Highly Learned Persons! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

One should start eating his food
…before the wetness of the feet
he washed dries away!

(One should wash their feet before sitting for dining
since most of the people used to go for field work those days)

One should not lie on the bed for sleep
…before the wetness of the feet
he washed dries away!

(One should wash his feet before going to bed
and wipe it dry for health reasons)

These are the basic principles
…said by the highly
learned persons!


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hi,
This poem 'Basic principles said by the highly learned persons! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'Aasaarak kOvai'

காலினீர் நீங்காமை யுண்டிடுக பள்ளியுள்
ஈரம் புலராமை யேறற்க வென்பதே
பேரறி வாளர் துணிவு.19 ஆசாரக்கோவை

Comments about Basic Principles Said By The Highly Learned Persons! by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

  • Rookie - 45 Points Colleen Courtney (5/5/2014 11:08:00 AM)

    An interesting write on the ways of another culture. Nicely done! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 5, 2014



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