Treasure Island

Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

(17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

The poverty of knowledgeable persons is more worthy!


The girl who wears garland of honey-filled
…flowers and dignified ornaments!

If you think aloud and consider, the old ghee
…shall never be worse than the fresh butter-milk!

Likewise, the poverty of knowledgeable persons
…is more worthy than the wealth of illiterate persons!

Submitted: Friday, May 09, 2014

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Hi,
This poem 'The poverty of knowledgeable persons is more worthy! ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'pazamozi naanooRu'

சிறியவர் எய்திய செல்வத்தின் மாண்ட
பெரியவர் நல்குரவு நன்றே - தெரியின்
மதுமயங்கு பூங்கோதை மாணிழாய்! மோரின்
முதுநெய்தீ தாகலோ இல்.70 பழமொழி நானூறு

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  • V P Mahur (5/9/2014 9:11:00 AM)

    Dear poet, Thanks for your comments and sorry for late reply. This poem is something different and provokes thinking. Thanks again. (Report) Reply

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