Old Tamil Poetry

Translations of Tamil Poetic works that span 2000 years

Thirukkural – 1147

Town’s gossip as manure, mother’s censure
as water, flourishes this malady.

ஊரவர் கௌவை எருவாக,அன்னை
சொல் நீராக, நீளும்-இந் நோய்

She’s pining for him. Her friend tells that the town’s gossiping about her and her mother is cursing her with angry words. She says the town’s gossip and my mother’s words strengthen my love instead of weakening it.

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