Bee and her husband – Ainkurunooru 90


This is a cheeky poem.  Thalaivan is having relationship with another women. His wife knows about this and sulks about this other women all over the village. The other women gets upset and utters this poem which literally trolls the character of Thalaivan.

ஐங்குறுநூறு 90, ஓரம்போகியார்மருதத் திணை – பரத்தை சொன்னதுதலைவியின் தோழியரும் தலைவனும்கேட்கும்படியாக

மகிழ்நன் மாண் குணம் வண்டு கொண்டன கொல்?

வண்டின் மாண் குணம் மகிழ்நன் கொண்டான் கொல்?

அன்னது ஆகலும் அறியாள்,

எம்மொடு புலக்கும் அவன் புதல்வன் தாயே.

Did the man from agricultural tract imitate the qualities of the bee?

Or did the bees imitate the qualities of the man from agricultural tract??

without understanding realities

Why is his son’s mother displeased me?

Poet: Orampokiryar

Translated: Palaniappan Vairam Sarathy

Bees collect nectar from many flowers [someone said that’s the reason Deva is titled ‘Then isai thendral’ – ‘breeze of honey like music’ , music which collected from many avenues :D], here the Parathai (courtesan  or the other women) implies that Thaliavan is like bee, he satisfies himself with many women. The idea of this poem is that courtesan says that there is no point for his wife to blame her for THaliavan seeking another women. She didn’t seduce him into it. His natural behavior makes him seek pleasure of many women.

Tone of this poem is literally a present day troll.

bee husband tamil.png



Reference:

Ainkurunooru – Translation by P.Jyotimuthu

Learn Sangam Tamil

Tamil Lexicon – University of Madras

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மகிழ்நன் மாண் குணம் வண்டு கொண்டன கொல்?
Man of argicultral lands/husand – excellent – qualities – bees – got – posess

 

வண்டின் மாண் குணம் மகிழ்நன் கொண்டான் கொல்?

Bee – excellent qualities – Man of agricultural lands/husband– got – posses
அன்னது ஆகலும் அறியாள்,

Like that/similar – became – she didn’t know

எம்மொடு புலக்கும் அவன் புதல்வன் தாயே.

One me – sulk/displeasure – his – son’s – mother

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