Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

(June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

Knowing is life


One doesn’t know that one sleeps.
One doesn’t know that one’s dead.
On death, one will not know that
One has ever lived at all.
Things will count only till death,
And will be dust to the one dead.
18.03.2013

Submitted: Thursday, April 04, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 11, 2013

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