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Poems of Love and War original verse by Milaipperun Kantan, Kuruntokai 234 [Poetry]

August 16, 2012

Translation by Shri. A.K. Ramanujan, Poems of Love and War
original verse by Milaipperun Kantan, Kuruntokai 234.

Only the dim-witted say it’s evening

when the sun goes down
and the sky reddens,
when misery deepens,
and the mullai begins to bloom

in the dusk.

But even when the tufted cock
calls in the long city
and the long night
breaks into dawn,
it is the evening:
even noon
is evening,
to one who has no one.

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  1. October 14, 2012 11:27 am

    what a beautiful beautiful poem! makes me want to memorize and quote from heart.

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