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Master Valluvan, the long-misunderstood Tamil Mentor - Part Six

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Master Valluvan, the long-misunderstood Tamil Mentor - Part Six

Is poetry only meant for teaching what is time-honoured
what is authorised
what seeks not to rock the ship of fate

                              Part Six

Helas! My universally-renowned peerless ancestor!
                                                             I’d like to think
You’d be the first to have recognized the always changing world

The first to have accepted the parting of ways
     For your intelligence your foresight and hindsight
Your immensely powerful quill
                would have sought other remedies
     other means to convince
                                              a wayward world
a world far too gone and worldly-wise
      to hatch the nuances of your admonishing word
all afresh

N’empêche your name is a comet
hurtling down the ages

©T.Wignesan, December 2001, Paris, France (from the Sequence: "Words for a Lost Sub-Continent", 1999 )

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  1. Date: 6/3/2012 5:08:00 AM

    I really enjoyed this one, and the ending is lovely and reflective. Hugs, Catie :)

    Wignesan Avatar T Wignesan Date: 6/3/2012 12:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    (Will see if this works. Yes, it does. The interference has abated.) As I was saying, your involvement with everything intensely felt - the white heat of poetry - is intrinsic, and I'm more than fortunate in having you for a reader. I wonder to what I owe such good luck. Thanks. EGWish. Wignesan
    Wignesan Avatar T Wignesan Date: 6/3/2012 12:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're really a poetry-... Ican't finish this comment. The interference continues...I'll have to re-start the computer and see... Bye Bye for now. Very many thanks for reading... Wignesan(Just these lines are taking some ten minutes.)