Old Tamil Poetry

Translations of Tamil Poetic works that span 2000 years

Kambaramayanam – Foreword

If kids draw asymmetric rooms and stages
in sand, will artisans be angered?
My unwise, muddled poetry,
learned scholars, will it anger you?

அறையும் ஆடு அரங்கும் மடப் பிள்ளைகள்
தறையில் கீறிடில் தச்சரும் காய்வரோ?
இறையும் ஞானம் இலாத என் புன் கவி
முறையின் நூல் உணர்ந்தாரும் முனிவரோ?

Kambaramayanam foreword. Humility (அவையடக்கம்) was a standard part in epics. Kamban being  kamban, makes even that a beautiful poem.

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