Sunday, October 14, 2012

நந்தலாலா... / Cradlesong...

Image Courtesy: Indian Nature Watch
கூக்குரல் காரர்களுக்கு 
காக்கை  கூட்டில் தாலாட்டு
கரகர குரலில்
காகம் படும் நந்தலாலா... 

ஏங்கும் குயில்களுக்கு
காகம் ஊட்டும் அமாவாசை சோறு;
பறக்கஇயலாத பறவைக்கு
காக்கை சிறகினிலே நந்தலாலா...

For the cuckoos
lullabies at crow’s nest;
in the voice of caw
crow sings the cradlesong...

For the longing Koels – cuckoos
crow feeds a new moon’s meal;
for the bird incapable to fly
crow’s feathers is the cradlesong...

PS. Inspired by the Crow Koel relationship.

16 comments:

Simran said...

Amazing this is!
Wonderful expressions of words and so of the fantastic image! :) :)

ashok said...

very nice

Kalyan said...

Just beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

a lovely view of parenting.

Devilish Angel said...

Well written...

Rajesh said...

Lovely.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Brilliant!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Jeevan.

Destination Infinity said...

Beautiful photo. In a sense, I am not able to believe that the helping bird is a crow! :)

Destination Infinity

Srinivas said...

A very inspiring perspective, Jeevan! :) This time I loved the English and thamizh versions equally.

"nandalaalaa" is a beautiful word.

Ponniyinselvan said...

Fantastic poem and photos.
karthik+amma

Ash said...

This is beautiful, Jeevan!

Linda said...

A lovely post, Jeevan.

Krishna said...

Beautiful and interesting post...

Photo selection also good

thanks

Rahul Bhatia said...

Nice expressions, Jeevan!

Dawn said...

Beautiful... you reminded me of the story of cuckoo and the crow from childhood times... thanks for those nostalgic moments
Cheers
Dawn