Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

(17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Mean Minded Persons’ Wealth!


Even if these are blossoming buds
That tempt to scoop in your palms,
No one shall put their hands on thorny cactus
Since these can’t be worn on their heads!

Likewise, the learned persons
Shall not approach the mean minded persons
Who, even though, have enormous wealth,
Since their wealth may not be useful!

Submitted: Sunday, October 27, 2013
Edited: Monday, October 28, 2013

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Hi,
This poem 'Mean minded persons’ wealth! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'Naalatiyaar'

அள்ளிக்கொள் வன்ன குறுமுகிழ வாயினும்
கள்ளிமேற் கைந்நீட்டார் சூடும்பூ அன்மையால்
செல்வம் பெரிதுடைய ராயினும் கீழ்களை
நள்ளார் அறிவுடை யார்.262
(நாலடியார், நன்றியில் செல்வம், பொருட்பால்)

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