Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Gold Star - 4,530 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

The Knowledgeable Persons Do Not Desire…! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

A horse with improper ambling gait;

A wild elephant which breaks the tying post,
Unsuitable to carry the warrior on its back;

The school where a teacher frets and grudges
Teaching his students with huffy moods;

These three things are not desired
By the knowledgeable persons!


கால்தூய்மை யில்லாக் கலிமாவுங் காழ்கடிந்து
மேல்தூய்மை யில்லாத வெங்களிறுஞ் - சீறிக்
கறுவி வெகுண்டுரைப்பான் பள்ளிஇம் மூன்றும்
குறுகார் அறிவுடை யார்.46 – திரிகடுகம்

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem 'The knowledgeable persons do not desire…! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'Thirikatukam'

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 14, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013

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