Dr.V.K. Kanniappan (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)
If the income of the husband is small..?
If the area and size of the lake is small; and
The incoming quantity of water is more,
It is natural the water overflows and wasted!
If the income of the husband is small; and
He cannot meet out the household expenses,
The wife will be talkative and abusive!
If good deeds you had done in previous birth
Is small and not helping others who are in need;
You get lot of difficulties vested on you in this life!
If your strength is small and you are weak,
It is difficult to manage in difficult situations,
You may have lot of enemies to fight!
Poet's Notes about The Poem
This poem is a translation of a Tamil Poem from NaanmaNikkatikai.
ஏரி சிறிதாயின் நீர்ஊரும்; இல்லத்து
வாரி சிறிதாயின் பெண் ஊரும்; மேலைத்
தவம் சிறிதாயின் வினைஊரும் - ஊரும்
உரன் சிறிதாயின் பகை.(பாடல்-99) நான்மணிக்கடிகை
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