Treasure Island

Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

(17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Faulty activities lead to the suffering of the people!


To go and see the funny orgy
While going as uninvited guest, nay! 1
(Or)
A person, who is incapable to sing pleasantly,
Trying to sing and play in the audience eagerly!

To say undeserving, offending words in society
Even while he is not under the influence of toddy! 2

To go frequently and stay under the shelter
Of a person who is not confident of you for ever! 3

Are the three faulty activities that lead
To the suffering of the people around him!

Submitted: Monday, September 23, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 23, 2013
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hi,
This poem 'Faulty activities lead to the suffering of the people! 'is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'Thirikatukam'.

The first line of the poem has two interpretations.

விளியாதான் கூத்தாட்டுக் காண்டலும் வீழக்
களியாதான் காவா துரையுந் - தெளியாதான்
கூரையுள் பல்காலும் சேறலும் இம்மூன்றும்
ஊரெல்லாம் நோவ துடைத்து. திரிகடுகம் 11

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