Monday, June 24, 2013

மன வலி / Mental Pain

"செல்லாக்காசை பிச்சை  போட்டு என்ன பயன்?"
ஒரு வரி 
என்  ஆயிரம் கேள்விகளின்  பிரதிபளி 
வெளியே சொல்ல முடியாத வலி.

தெளிந்த நீரோடை
ஓர் கல் விழுந்து கலங்கியது போல் 
என் கனவுகள் 
ஒரு சொல்லில் கலைந்தது.

கண்கள்
கண்ணீர் சிந்தி சிவந்தது
காவிரியை போல் 
தண்ணிர் இன்றி வரண்டது.

மழை, வெயில்
மகிழ்ச்சியோடு தொடர்புடையது  
அதிகபடியான எதுவும் வேதனையே
வலி, மனவலிமை பொருத்தது

Non-Tamil readers, check the translation below… but I inquire myself does it convey quite.

“What benefits a beggar
by dropping invalid cash? “
A phase
reflects thousand questions
of my unspoken pain.

Like how a clear stream
shaken to a fall of stone
my dreams
shattered by a single word.

The Eyes
turned red to spill of tears
without water
it drought like Cauvery (river).

Rain or sunshine
associated with pleasure;
excess of anything is pain
plainly depends on mental vigor. 

9 comments:

Srinivas said...

First up, I hope you are all right, Jeevan. Take care. If it is any consolation, I'd like to quote what a friend told me last night: "In all honest experiences you are truly alone, so is anyone else."

Coming to the poem, it was as heart-rending as it was beautiful because it was simple and can be understood by most people who have felt like the last person on earth at some point in time or another. You have the great ability to capture the deepest of emotions without too much of decoration in your Tamil verses - kudos to that!

In the English version, the following lines speak to me so powerfully that I am in love with them:

"excess of anything is pain
plainly depends on mental vigor."

Cheers!

Jeevan said...

Srini - I’m doing well as always... anxious and pains being a part of my everyday life. But only sometime I think about them unintentionally or they come out with deep thoughts. Thanks for the comfort and encouragement :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This was writte in a very introspective way it seems Jeevan' I really loved it. It seems powerfully emotional.

TexWisGirl said...

i, too, like the line 'excess of anything is pain.' well done.

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

beautiful poem...

thanks

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Deep!

Destination Infinity said...

"Excess of anything is pain" - I agree with this.

Destination Infinity

ladyfi said...

Wonderfully written. Hope you are feeling better though.

Rajesh said...

Very nice. Put together superbly.