Tuesday, February 25, 2020

கடத்து காற்றே / Hijack wind

The image captured at Kurangani, near Theni
and it is a highly windy area.
காற்றே, என்னை கடத்தி செல்
உதிரும் இலை போல்
திசை தெரியா என்னை
அழைத்து செல்.
விண்வெளிக்கோ, இல்லை
சவ குழிக்கோ.
சமவெளி கடந்து
பள்ளத்தாக்கில் உருண்டு
மலை முகடுகளை  முகர்ந்து
அருவியில் விழுந்து 
கடத்தி செல்
காற்றே, எல்லை கடந்து.

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Wind, hijack me
Like a deciduous leaf
I do not know the direction  
Take me.
Either to space, or
To grave;  
Across plains
Rolling down the valley
Sniffing the mountain ridges
Falling in the waterfall
Hijack, wind
Across the border!


Sandi said...

Beautiful poem!

Is that the Tamil language at the beginning? I can't read it, but it looks simply magnificent! How do kids ever learn to write it?

Rose said...

Love this...

Jeevan said...

Sandi - Writing the language comes with birth as we born and brought up in Tamil families and the language isn’t difficult to write as we practice how to read, write and speak in Tamil at home even before kids go to school. Tamil is a beautiful language to read or write and I no wonder you find it magnificent!

bill burke said...

I love your poem, Jeevan. You have a nice way with the written word.

George said...

This is simply beautiful -- in any language.

carol l mckenna said...

Powerful is wind for sure ~ lovely poetry and dynamic photo ^_^

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eileeninmd said...


What a beautiful view, lovely photo! We are having a windy day, even with the storm moving on. Wishing you a great day!

ashok said...

Lovely words

Tom said...

...thanks for the translation.