Old Tamil Poetry

Translations of Tamil Poetic works that span 2000 years

Thirukkural – 1116

Unable to tell the moon and this girl’s face apart,
Stars up in the sky dart about.

மதியும் மடந்தை முகனு மறியா
பதியிற் கலங்கிய மீன்.

They’re meeting at night. The stars flicker and move. He says the stars are confused between her bright face and the moon , hence are moving about.

மதி – Moon
பதி – place of residence (sky)
கலங்கிய – agitated / flustered
மீன் – விண்மீன் – stars

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  1. Nice work
    Can you explain “Thirukkural”?

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