Old Tamil Poetry

Translations of Tamil Poetic works that span 2000 years

Naaladiyaar – 12

Friendships unraveled, wise men moved away
people’s affection too waned;- think about it;
What did you gain by youthful pleasure? pain
awaits you, like a sinking ship.

நட்புநார் அற்றன நல்லாரும் அஃகினார்
அற்புத் தளையும் அவிழ்ந்தன ;- உட்காணாய் ;
வாழ்தலின் ஊதியம் என்னுண்டாம் ? வந்ததே
ஆழ்கலத் தன்ன கலி.

This poem is about the ephemeral nature of youth. Since you put your pleasures first, your friendships unraveled, wise men moved away from you, affection of your relatives too weakened. Think about it. What did you gain by the so called pleasure. Like a sinking ship, your youthfulness will be lost suddenly and all you will be left with is pain.

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