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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.
This poem is dedicated to the women and children who bare the brunt heavy office workload of their husbands. The poem which pretty much says Men being men worry more about wealth/career than family. Poem emphasizes ‘Men are like this’ as a sort proverb 2000 years ago.
Sangam literature explores every facet of love. Poem here talks about love between couples at the time of their child birth.
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.
Three Tamil cinema songs inspired one Tamil Sangam poem.One of the most famous Sangam poems – Red earth and pouring rain.
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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.