Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Gold Star - 6,887 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

O' Pleasant Twilight Evening! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Neither day; Nor night;
O' Pleasant twilight evening!
You live long!

But, why do you seem
to have lost your light
and lustre like me?

Is your lover also cruel!
Had he also left you and not yet
returned to you, like my husband?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is a translation of a Tamil poem from Tamil literature 'ThirukkuRaL.

புன்கண்ணை; வாழி; மருள்மாலை எம்கேள்போல்
வன்கண்ண தோநின் துணை.1222 பொழுது கண்டிரங்கல்

Comments about O' Pleasant Twilight Evening! by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

  • Rookie - 477 Points Karunanidhy S (4/9/2015 5:08:00 AM)

    A beautiful translation in such a simply woven poem! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 5,218 Points Walterrean Salley (7/22/2013 4:41:00 AM)

    Some evenings are painted with such beauty, I wish it to stay forever. But all the elemental details begin to fade and before you know it, such lovely scene is forever gone. A wonderful and indepth poem. Good work. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 45,404 Points Valsa George (7/19/2013 10:58:00 PM)

    In twilight's hazy lustre, everything looks beautiful and pleasant, but it is also a reminder of impending darkness! Enjoyed the poem! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,887 Points Kanniappan Kanniappan (7/19/2013 8:24:00 PM)

    Thanks for your reading and nice comment. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,267 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (7/19/2013 4:16:00 AM)

    on the threshold of light and darkness....like a deserted woman. Beautiful metaphor. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 19, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, July 19, 2013

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