Old Tamil Poetry

Translations of Tamil Poetic works that span 2000 years

Naaladiyaar – 39

Dawn dawns daily,hence the ignorant
revel thinking dawn dawns forever;
dawn that dawns daily deducts a dawn
from one’s life doesn’t dawn on them.

வைகலும் வைகல் வரக்கண்டும் அஃதுணரார்
வைகலும் வைகலை வைகுமென் றின்புறுவர்
வைகலும் வைகல்தம் வாழ்நாள்மேல் வைகுதல்
வைகலை வைத்துணரா தார்.

Poem 39 from Naaladiyaar. Every dawn indicates a day less in one’s life. Hence do good deeds instead of just reveling.

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