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Discussion in 'Poetry' started by sathya, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. sathya

    sathya Gold IL'ite

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    hello

    iraiva..
    ennachu unakku?
    kuzhandaigalaiye eduthuchelgiraye
    angu edhavadu palli nadathugiraya?

    gujarathil mannil puthaithai
    kumbakonathil theeyil erithai
    ippozhudhu
    keralathil pathinainthu kuzhandaigalai
    neerinil moozhgadithai..

    pirappavargal anaivarum irappar
    endru ninaithukkondaalum
    nee konjum ullangalaye
    target pannuvadhu eno..?

    rathakaateriyaai maaruvathai
    niruthikkol
    ...ulagathai than pokkil suzhalavidhu
    allthu kudumbamagavavadu eduthuchel
    undan thiruvadikku

    nenjam thudikkude
    neenthamudiyaamal pona
    kuzhandaigalukkaka
    irunduvittu pogiren naathiganai
    nee appavavathu thirunduvaaya paarpom..

    dear lord
    what happened to you
    you are taking away quite a lot of kids
    running a school there?
    in gujarat you buried them in mud
    in kumbakonam it was in fire
    now in kerala it is in water
    whoever is born is destined to die
    but why take konjum..kiddies?
    stop being a monstor
    and if u must take away lives
    take them as families
    my heart beats for those
    wailing families and those
    kids who could not swim to safety
    let me be a non-believer of god
    and see if you change...

    hi seena its just that a feeling is more pronounced in ones own mother tongue..my sister sunkan often tells me to write in english.. i can but sometimes words flow in tamil...

    sathya
     
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  2. safa

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    Hi Sathya,
    I always read your posts, though I do not understand it. Could you pls clear what you have written about Kerala?
    Thanks,
     
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  3. sathya

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    hi

    gave an english version too...

    sathya
     
  4. safa

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    Thanks Sathya, for the Eng version.
    The poem is good, and it was very difficult to watch that scene in TV. As you said, writing in our mother tongue gives full satisfaction.Thank you, write more.
     
  5. Tamildownunder

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    Nice poem, satya. I had written a similar poem on tsunami and presented it in London in the English poets' association for fund raising. Here it is,

    Oh, Indian ocean!
    what wrong did we do?

    We went to your beaches to get air
    But you have taken the wind out of us

    Our children were happily collecting pebbles
    You have reduced them to pebbles

    We thought our civilisation will flourish
    and you will nourish us
    But you have chosen us to perish

    Oh, Indian ocean!
    what wrong did we do?
     

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