It happened like the oasis!
While the mother was feeding the child,
She used to tell the child, ‘you marry the Pandya King’!
While the child grew well into a teen beautiful girl,
She understood that it was imaginary and impossible!
It happened like the oasis in the backdrop
of the grove along the sea shore!
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Poet's Notes about The Poem
This poem 'It happened like the oasis! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'MuththoLLAyiram'
குதலைப் பருவத்தே கோழிக்கோ மானை
வதுவை பெறுகென்றாள் அன்னை – அதுபோய்
விளைந்தவா இன்று வியன்கானல் வெண்தேர்த்
துலங்குநீர் மாமருட்டி அற்று.3 முத்தொள்ளாயிரம்
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