It is not that easy – Palamozhi Nanooru 176


In age of youtube reviews, a very relevant proverb. The proverb tells you the pit falls of theoretical knowledge against practical knowledge. Palamozhi nanooru is stuctured in such way that last line of the poem is Palamozhi (proverb) and the poet uses first two lines to describe a story or usage of the proverb. The proverbs were old sayings even 1300 years before.

Mother too has her favorite! Palamozhi Nanooru


One more interesting proverb from Palamozhi Nanooru about how one should do extra thing when competing with equal. Palamozhi nanooru is stuctured in such way that last line of the poem is Palamozhi (proverb) and the poet uses first two lines to describe a story or usage of the proverb.  Proverb in context (i.e. proverb 1300 years ago) is that Mother is partial to her favorite kid. 

You are so righteous – Rombha nalla vanda nee – Kalithokai 37


This poem is very interesting one. Hero loves the girl, but does not have guts to say it to the girl. Girl waits and loses her patience and decides to do something daring. At the end of the poem you would feel ‘Rombha Nalavan Da neee’  same as the heroine. This Kapilar poem can be easily tagged as a RomCom poem.

Taming elephant with a harp – Kalithokai 2


We would have had numerous chances to make fun of Ramarajan taming the wild bull in Jallikattu with Illayraja’s pechi pechi song. It was a cult it. But even more surprising was a reference in Kalithokai of angry elephant (usually in rut – Madha yanai) which couldnt be controlled by its gad (pagan) getting mellow down and tamed with music of harp (yaazh).

Lover’s curse and hen’s fate! Kurunthokai 107


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Sangam Comics Issues 2- Kurunthokai 117


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Curd, Kuzhambu and a Minute Smile – Kurunthokai 167


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.