It is not good of you Moon – Kurunthokai 47


You would have heard this very popular song from Katru Veliyidai – Nallai Allai nal irave.  But did you know the lyrics of the song is inspired from a Sangam poem…

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You would have heard this very popular song from Katru Veliyidai – Nallai Allai nal irave.  But did you know the lyrics of the song is inspired from a Sangam poem…

Here is the poem and translation for you…

Kurunthokai 47

கருங் கால் வேங்கை வீ உகு துறுகல்
இரும் புலிக் குருளையின் தோன்றும் காட்டிடை
எல்லி வருநர் களவிற்கு
நல்லை அல்லை-நெடு வெண்ணிலவே! – – நெடுவெண் நிலவினார்

Transliteration

Karun kaal vendgai vee ugu tharukal

irum puli kurulai in thondrum kaatidai

elli varunar kalvirku

nallai allai nedu ven nilave

Translation

Fallen flowers of black trunk Vengai trees in the hills

Appear like large tiger cub

and scares my lover who comes through the forest to

Have secret union with me in the night.

It is not good of you wide moon ( For not being bright enough)

Poet: Nedu Ven Nilavar

Translated by Palaniappan Vairam Sarathy

The poem is such a famous poem, the poet is pretty much named after the poem.

 

 

Word by Word translation:

கருங் கால் வேங்கை வீ உகு துறுகல்

Black – bottom – Malabar Kino tree (flowers) –falling – hills

இரும் புலிக் குருளையின் தோன்றும் காட்டிடை

large tiger cub alike appear between the forest

எல்லி வருநர் களவிற்கு

Night – coming – for secret union

நல்லை அல்லை-நெடு வெண்ணிலவே!

Good – not – wide/broad – moon

 

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