Monday, June 2, 2008

என் கிறுக்கல்கள் -1

கலை பூஜைக்கு செல்ல வேண்டிய மலர்கள் கருகின...
சென்றன சுடுகாட்டிற்கு சாம்பலாய் ..

அறிவுப் பசியினால் பள்ளி வந்த பிஞ்சுகள் இரை ஆயின....
தீயின் பசிக்கு உணவு போல...

கணிதத்தில் கூட்டல் கழித்தல் கற்று வந்த மழலைகள்....
கணக்கு இல்லாமல் இறந்தனர்..

குழந்தைகளை எரித்த தீயின் வெப்பத்தால் மனம் புழுங்கினர் உலகத்தோர்.......
கும்பகோணம் ஆனது கும்பகோரம்!!!!

This poem was written by me on the brutal fire accident that took place in kumbakonam saraswati nursery school..on 16.7.2004

The exact transalation:
the flowers meant for worshippin art got burnt and became ashes for the graveyard!!
the little children with the hunger to learn more became the food for fire's hunger!!
the tiny tots who usually calculated maths died countlessly!!
the world suffocated in sadness seein the fire eat away those small chidren...
kumbakonam became a place of brutality ie.kumba goram!!

9 comments:

ajit said...

yea...twas a sad incident which occured there..rip to em!
and your poem is too good..bt there ws a problem with my pc..so i had gr8 difficulty in reading that tamil version but yet managed to :)

GAYATHRI said...

oh tats gr8!!thank u for readin takin pains!!:)

Arv said...

It was one of the worse tragedies in our tamil nadu and may their souls rest in peace.

The sad part is that no one seems to have learnt from that sad loss and I still find gross negligence by the authorities. Kodumai.

Touching words Gayathri... Hope ur paati is doing fine. take care, Cheers...

siddhu said...

touchin one....
& i still remember the arikkai(i think report--rite??) which u wrote in your tamil composition note!!!!!!

Shrinivas SG said...

good poem ! [:)] ..

BTW .. How did your exams go?

OldSailor said...

Tamil version can be easily read on IE tab.Timely reminder poem to all schools at the time of reopening.

MAN IN PAINTING said...

That was sad indeed.
I would have loved to read the original.I couldn't read tamil.But still i could get the feel.
Do visit MAN IN PAINTING.
best wishes.

K.Kiran said...

As they say the effect will be lost when translated,but by solely going by the English version of your Poem,I guess the Tamil version is more emphatic(I can only understand tamil and speak a bit).

Hope we will not get to see such things happening again.

BTW is Paati happy with Rajasthan Royals win or still confused with Shane Warne heading the team with a bunch of Indians.

Seems Paati has became more famous in this world of Blogs :-).

Have a nice day,
K.Kiran.

GAYATHRI said...

@arv..yeah shaamiyana potu saammiyaana kooda no ones mindin..btw.paati is fine:)

@sidhu
lol!!good memory..arikai dhaan da!:)

@shrinivas
exam andha kumbakonam incident vida kodumai.lol..it went okay!!

@kiran
he he he..paati got bored of cricket watchin it daily..evn then askd "india thothupochaame"..lol..she meant csk.. dhoni's team la..so she took em as india!!he he:)