Flood of Passion – Kurunthokai 99


Another gem from Auvviyar of Sangam age. A poet par excellence, most of us know her songs on Adhigaman Neduman Anci. In way some of her poems were prelude to hero build up songs in Tamil cinema. But the side most of us don’t know is the sensitive and mostly aggressive love poems.  This a poem from a lover lorn Thalaivan's point of view.

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Question of Desperation – Kurunthokai 156


Brahmins were respected for their negotiation skill during Sangam age and were valued as messengers.  There is a puram poem where a Brahmin stopped war just thorugh his negotiation. He our hero who is full of love asks Brahmin messenger a crazy question. After all love makes a person crazy.

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To think of you or not! Kurunthokai 102


Describe Auvvaiyar - most likely answer, old women with stick who sang proverbs and was disciple of Murugan and Eesan. This is one of the greatest Myths which you can safely debunk. In one of my other post I have written how at least 3 poets existed in Tamil Nadu with name of Auvvaiyar.  The first one was of Sangam Age. A poet par excellence, most of us know her songs on Adhigaman Neduman Anci. In way some of her poems were prelude to hero build up songs in Tamil cinema. But the side most of us don't know is the sensitive and mostly aggressive love poems.

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Moss and the Touch – Kurunthokai 399


Probably one of the greatest visual imagery in Tamil literature. Any body who wants to understand the greatness of Sangam Tamil poets need to read the poem and see my visual representation. Nothing more to say from my end the picture would say the rest!

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Burning Eye- Kurunthokai 4- Audio recording


Kurunthokai 4 Situation: Thalaivi is seperated from thalaivan hence she utters this poem. நெய்தல் நோம், என் நெஞ்சே; நோம், என் நெஞ்சே; இமை தீய்ப்பன்ன கண்ணீர் தாங்கி, அமைதற்கு அமைந்த நம் காதலர் அமைவு இலர் ஆகுதல், நோம், என் நெஞ்சே. பிரிவிடை ''ஆற்றாள்'' எனக் கவன்ற தோழிக்குக் கிழத்தி உரைத்தது. - காமஞ்சேர் குளத்தார்

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