Short and sweet poem from Kurunthokai. Quite a beautiful verse in Tamil. I have added transliterated version for people who cant read in Tamil. Enjoy this beautiful poem.
Beautiful love poem from the ancient Tamils. One more example why Tamil love literature is considered to be classic across the world.
The poem talks about how for lovers they get isolated and the whole world become each other when they are in love. Separation is a fear which they want to escape. The pain of separation is greater than death to these lovers.
When you know
‘Kannale valai veesura‘ , ‘ava veesuna valaila sikkittan’ were used 2000 years before
your romantic heroes used it in films!!!!
Poem on wedded love or arranged marriage… where they fight as kids but are inseparable as wedded couple..
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…
Kurunthokai 2 Poet: Irayanar Situation: Thalaivan said this to Thalaivi during their pre martial union. He addresses the bee to … More
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The situation is like this, the Thalaivan and Thalaivi have fallen in love and without parents conset they have eloped and married. So after few days the gals parents miss her and send the foster mother to check out if the girl is doing well. The foster mother goes to Thalaivi’s place and observes her and reports back to their parents. So this situation usually results in poem of how the young girl has taken up responsibility of running the family and how she does really well even though she is young and used to luxurious conditions in her parents home. Here is one poem where the foster mother recounts her observations to Thalaivi’s mother.
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Three Tamil cinema songs inspired one Tamil Sangam poem.One of the most famous Sangam poems – Red earth and pouring rain.
Happy Pongal to all the readers. I was so guilty of not writing for so long that I have decided to write on this day special to Tamilians all around the world. Few months ago I came across this poem in a book ‘Sips from the Sangam cup’. This song really shows the wisdom of the Tamil people 2000 years ago. This poem answers on basic doubt most youngsters have these days. So without giving much more buildup like Tamil action heroes I will proceed to the poem.
Every time I come across the visual imagery of the Sangam poems , I am awestruck by the brilliance of the poet. They are able connect the nature and the acts in the day to day life, which we can never think of. The beauty of all these imagery (other than being such delightfully) are situational. Imagery used in each poem has some connection to the mood of the poem.
The poem I am about to discuss has a beautiful visual imagery and also throws light into the custom of the Ancient Tamils.