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Premium Member Poem by Kasiananthan on the Tamil Diaspora and Eelam, trans by T Wignesan
The Parrot and the Woodpecker may turn...
    [Sung by TEnicayccal Cellappa]        Translated by T.Wignesan
 
mAnkiliyum...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tamil, history, nostalgia, political, pain, longing, may,
Form: Ballad



Premium Member Master Valluvan, the long-misunderstood Tamil Mentor - Part Two
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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tamil, on writing and words,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Master Valluvan, the long-misunderstood Tamil Mentor - Part Three
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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tamil,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Master Valluvan, the long-misunderstood Tamil Mentor - Part One
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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tamil, on writing and words,
Form: Free verse
Hymns of Salvation 1
Hymns of salvation

That  my own  body 
is my greatest enemy
was unknown to me.
Deluded,  
O Lord, I  was reveling  in its...

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Categories: tamil, birth, me, philosophy, religion,
Form: Suzette Prime



Translation- Kamba Ramayanam
The peacocks dance
at grove near the cool pond;
and the lotuses brace
lamps like raised heads;

Nimbus clouds thrum
like loud drums;
and violet lilies scrutinize
the scene with bulbous eyes;

Hushed...

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Categories: tamil, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Emily and the Ancient door
Young Emily sat gazing at a door, that with careful strokes was painted..
a starry, but moonless night. 
In wandering dreams of far away lands, nameless...

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Categories: tamil, art, innocence, language, philosophy, riddle, stars,
Form: Ballad
A tribute to India's National poet
 Oh, my dear honorable poet!
Words recess when I write about you
 For, they start loving you

You were a sincere lover,
   when you...

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Categories: tamil, appreciation, tribute,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Bharathidasan's Pulikku nAy enta mUlai, Translated by T Wignesan
Bharathidasan’s “Pulikku nay enta muulai” (To the Tiger, the Dog knows no safe dwelling!) translated by T. Wignesan 

Bharathidasan (1891-1964) was a self-proclaimed disciple of...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tamil, anti bullying, patriotic, political, racism, ,
Form: Sonnet
Red Sun
Rising sun so soft,tender
like your forehead's red bindi
splashes colour in my mind
another new dawn.




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Contest name--Red Sun

Date--- 24th June 2013


Bindi--A bindi ( Sanskrit bindu, meaning "a...

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© kash poet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tamil, nature, romance,
Form: Dodoitsu
Premium Member Beloved Face, Translation of Bharathiyar's poem Asai Mugam by T Wignesan
Translation of Mahakavi Bharathiyar’s poem: “Asai Mugam” or “Beloved Face”
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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tamil, religion, spiritual,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Additional advice to those would be King from the THIRUK-KURAL with Commentary
Additional free advice to those* who would be King from the THIRUK-KURAL with Commentary
[*like presidents, prime ministers, dictators of declining (falling or fallen) nations or...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bullying, immigration, prison, religion, sympathy, tamil,
Form: Epigram
My city
I live in a city of  a Indian state
where you can discern refreshing greeneries, that accommodate
the kingfishers,Rollers,peacocks,snakes and white cranes
Although rice is the major...

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Categories: culture, identity, tamil,
Form: Rhyme
with shoes on feet
a grab-and-run pack
a small survival sack
with one set of clothes for spouse and self
passports, a file with just few mails
an old diary with addresses to...

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Categories: death, fear, freedom, holocaust, memory, tamil,
Form: Free verse
MAHAKAVI BHARATHIYAR
Im still in overwhelming awe and fascination of this young man.

The pioneer of modern Tamil poetry they describe,

But he is simply a perfectly righteous insane...

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Categories: tamil, inspirational,
Form: Heroic Couplets
RENOUNCEMENT
1.Renunciating a thing liberates
one from grief.	
2.Early renouncing earns many
delights for harmless.
3.Renounce by controlling desire-yielding
five sense-organs together
4.Renouncing, righteous, desiring, falling
back as unwise.
5.Banishing birth-sins body surplus
why rebirth...

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Categories: tamil, retirement,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Translation of Oothukkadu Venkata Subba Iyer's poem Thaye Yashoda by T Wignesan
Translation of Oothukkadu Venkata Subba Iyer (circa 1700-1765)’s « THAYE YASHODA » by T. Wignesan


This devotional song and poem in Tamil (the principal Dravidian language...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tamil, god, mother, religious, universe,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Translation of Cuppiramania Bharathiyar's poem: Kannamma, My Love by T Wignesan
Translation of Cuppiramania Bharathiyar’s poem: Kannamma, My Love! (Kannamma En Kaathali) by T. Wignesan

Yet another poem by the most famous modern Tamil poet, written a...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tamil, girlfriend, innocence, longing, love,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Limerick: Once a Meat-Vendor in Mylapur
Limerick: Once a Meat-Vendor in Mylapur

Once a Meat-Vendor in Mylapur*
Set up shop (O!) Brahmin virtue pure
No hungry customers
Knocked past the front shutters
Though brisk business raged...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tamil, humorous, religion,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Krishna's Advice to Arjuna - Part Two
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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tamil, religion,
Form: Free verse
Nose Ring
   
   Nose Ring

  Shine of our love,
  Plain of Liquid
  Cold of Mountains
  Glass of transparency
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Categories: tamil, art, beautiful, beauty, fashion, romantic,
Form: Rhyme royal
Premium Member The Anatomy of a Kural: Maxim 245 of the Thirukkural by Thiruvalluvar
The Anatomy of a Kural: Maxim Number 245 (taken at random) of the Thirukkural, the Tamil Classic on Ethics by Thiruvalluvar 

allal arulaalvaarkku illai valivalangum

mallalmaa...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: education, metaphor, philosophy, poetry, tamil,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member To what profound penance owe you this boon, O YashOthA
To what profound penance owe you this boon, O! Yashotha! Translation of Oothukkadu Venkata Subbha Iyer’s enna thavam seithanai – yashOthA by T. Wignesan

To what...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: god, jealousy, religious, tamil, endurance, universe,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Orang Bangla
Orang Bangla, Orang Bangla
Whither goest thou?
Poor Orang!
Need a job, right now?
Come hither, come hither
No worry, at all
Money is calling you, dear Bangal.

Sweep my premises, cut...

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Categories: tamil, lifeme,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Niitthaar Perumai, the Fundamental Role of the Ascetic, Canto 3 of the Thirukkural by Thiruvalluvar
Niithaar Perumai, the Fundamental Role of Ascetics, Canto 26 of the Thirukkural, the Tamil Classical Treatise on Ethics, Translation and Commentary by T. Wignesan 


[Given...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: education, humanity, life, philosophy, retirement, tamil,
Form: Epigram