Wednesday, December 26, 2012

கடல் அம்மா / Marine Mom

Folding wave
Pic by Jeevan (cick to enlarge)
ஏ கடல் அம்மா
உன்  சிறுபிள்ளை  நங்கள்
மடியில் தவழும் பிள்ளைக்கு
நீ  கள்ளிப்பால்  ஊட்டலாமா?    

தாலாட்டு பாடிய அலைகள்
ஓசையின்றி  ஒப்பாரிவைகலாமா?
கதைகள் கற்பிக்காத பிம்பம்
கண்ணிமைக்குள் மூழ்கியதே 

தான் விரித்த வலைக்கு
தானே இரையான கோரம் 
வாழ்வளிக்கும்  வள்ளல் நீயே 
உயிர்  பசி ஏனோ?

சுனாமி என்னும் அரக்கனை அனுப்பி
வதம் செய்வதேனோ ?
கண்ணீர் சிந்த யாருமின்றி 
கொன்றுகுவித்து விட்டானே .

A marine mom
we are your child,
how could u feed venom
to a kid crawling on the lap?

The lullaby sung waves
how become quiet threnody?
The stories untaught simulacrum
submerged into the eyelids.

To the expanded web
to become a victim of horror
being a brought up philanthropist
why hunger for life?

Sent a monster tsunami
why you slew?
To no one to shed tears
he killed everyone to hump.

P.S. A tribute to tsunami victims, wrote from a fishermen’s perspective. 


Anonymous said...


Very thoughtful and powerful! The second stanza (thamizh) is particularly telling.

I will use the word 'lovely' because the memories of the Tsunami are still painful for me though I only met people who had suffered from it. What stood out among some of them was the faith some of them still had on the sea: one old woman (about sixty, I'd think) had lost two grandchildren, her sons and one of her daughters-in-law, and still said that sea was her home. I was touched and close to tears.

Jeevan said...

Thank you Srini! Even our servant maid had lost her elder son to tsunami. Tsunami is an accident like one happens on road, and for that we can’t stop traveling. It’s out of our control but being cautious is significant and it applies for almost.

Destination Infinity said...

Tsunami, though traveling by sea, originates due to an earthquake on the land below the sea. So, technically, you cannot blame the sea for it!

Destination Infinity

TexWisGirl said...

i cannot imagine the destruction...

Rajesh said...

Very thought provoking.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What a beautiful tribute Jeevan

Devilish Angel said...


eden said...

Nice tribute. Well written. Love the photo too.

Anonymous said...

So powerfully moving.

A Reckless Dreamer said...

A lovely tribute.

✗ℴ✗ℴ ♡

+To Me It Matters+

Anita said...

I think its sad..about the victims of the tsunami..Its like life is very tender..we dont know when to go ..and the man dont drown that hang gonna be,,thats a saing we have here in norway..we should live every minute like it was the last,,however that is very difficult..i mean we are only humans..but thank you for this great post.we will never forget...

psst..i read your story also you got that musckle syndrom!then you must have a lot of beautiful dreams my friend!thank you for coming into my life:)Bless you and take care!!alot of hugs to you!!

Jeevan said...

Anita: Thanks for taking time to read about me... Yes, life isn't sustain and anything can happen at any moment. Let’s cherish the moments alive. It’s really very sweet hearing from you Anita. Thank you for the kind words and hugs :)