Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

(17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

The anger of the virtuous persons never hurts!


The fellows of turpitude,
if they differ due to extreme anger,
are comparable with broken stone,
they never reunite!

There are others,
when they differ, their anger
is comparable to a split in the gold,
they will reunite if they are pacified!

The anger of the virtuous persons
will leave like the split made in water
by the arrow aimed from the bow,
it never hurts, but heals instantly!

Submitted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hi,
This poem 'The anger of the virtuous persons never hurts! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'moothurai' by Poetess 'AVVAI' of 12th century.

நல்லார் சினமும் பொல்லார் சினமும்

கற்பிளவோ டொப்பர் கயவர் கடுஞ்சினத்துப்
பொற்பிளவோ டொப்பாரும் போல்வாரே - விற்பிடித்து
நீர்கிழிய எய்த வடுப்போல மாறுமே
சீரொழுகு சான்றோர் சினம்.23 - மூதுரை

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