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You and me at Madurai

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by Tamildownunder, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. Tamildownunder

    Tamildownunder Bronze IL'ite

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    You and me at Madurai

    I wanted to present you the golden lotus
    But, it is chained at the Meenakshi temple

    I wanted to paint you on a huge pillar
    But, the gates of Naik palace are closed

    I wanted to take you on a boat ride
    But, boys are playing cricket at Teppakulam

    I wanted to show you Kallaalgar at pazhamuthircholai
    But, they say he has left to meet his sister at Madurai

    I wanted to get away from Madurai with you
    But, elephant,cow,snake etc. are lying as mountains on the way
     
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  2. Chitvish

    Chitvish Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Who wants the golden lotus?
    I need your “hrudaya kamalam” !

    Who wants to be painted on a pillar ?
    Do etch me on your thoughts !

    Who wants the boat ride?
    I want to hug you tight on your mobike!

    Who wants to meet Kallalagar?
    Let us spend time when He is not there !

    Who wants to leave Madurai and come?
    Let us live our life in the temple city !
     
  3. Tamildownunder

    Tamildownunder Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear Chitvish,

    Your pathil kavithai is nice. Actually, I wanted to bring out my disappointments of comparing old Madurai and Madurai when I visited recently. I do feel a pang in the heart to see the golden lotus chained, naik palace closed ( when I was studying in St.mary's High School I remember the gates always open and we used to go to the top to have an aerial view of madurai) and no water in Teppakulam( I do remember the Teppa thiruvizha and the times when we have gone by boats to the Mayya manapam).

    Regards,

    TDU
     
  4. Chitvish

    Chitvish Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Tamil,
    Why compare at all ? As somebody said, the only phenomenon that does not change is change !
    It is inevitable, that in every sphere of life
    The old order changeth yielding place to new.
    I bow to it.
    I had been to Madurai last week. To me, it is sheer nostalgia & very enjoyable too. Puthumandapm has not changed, infact it is a very nice mini shoppers' paradise for Maduraites like me. Meenakshi is as graceful as she ever was. In Alagarkovil, monkeys have grown manyfold ! In spite of expansion, Madurai has not lost its charm.
    Where else, other than in my hometown, can I hear the words, ஆமாமுங்கம்மா, சரிங்கம்மா, செங்சுப்புடலாமுங்கம்மா, நல்லதுங்கம்மா.
    Honestly, I leave my town with a very heavy heart everytime !!
    Love,
    Chithra.
     
  5. Malathijagan

    Malathijagan Silver IL'ite

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    Dear Chitra,
    I enjoyed the exchange of poem for a poem that was fun reading.At the same time yuor reply to Tamil,s reply was philosophical as well as positive in approach.
    Rgds,
    Malathi


     
  6. Chitvish

    Chitvish Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Malathy,
    Welcome to I L .
    My greetings on interacting with you for the first time. I like all your posts, but have less time on my hands to write to you !
    I just write what I honestly feel . Do we not change from a baby to child, adult, young woman.... so on & so forth ? Do we cling to any one stage in life?
    I have trained myself to appreciate the beauty in everything I see & in every concept in every sphere of life. Otherwise we will be depressed & depress others also !
    Looking for the good in everything is what I believe in, Malathy . Am I confusing you more? - I hope not, my friend !
    Love,
    Chithra.
     

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