MS (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Deivam Thandha Veedu Veedhiyirukku- My English Translation

deivam thandha veedu veedhiyirukku
indha oorenna sondha veedenna njaana pennae
vaazhvin porulenna nee vandha kadhai enna

God's created home is my street
Whats there in the town, whats there in my home
Oh knowledgeable girl!
Whats there in the life's valuables? What's the purpose of your life?

naan kaettuth thaaythandhai padaitharaa
illai en pillai enai kaettu pirandhaanaa
dheyvam seydha paavam idhu podi thangachi
kondraal paavam thinraal poachu idhudhaan en katchi

Was I born to my parents with my consent?
Or was my child born after I asked for it?
Are these are god's plays..oh my little sister!
Sins of killing for food are gone with consuming…
And this is my philosophy

aadhi veedu andham kaadu
idhil naan enna adiyae nee enna njaana penne
vaazhvin porulenna nee vandha kadhai enna

Beginning at home and ending at grave
Who am I or you in between., oh wise girl?
Whats there in the life's valuables? What's the purpose of your life?

deivam thandha veedu veedhiyirukku
indha oorenna sondha veedenna njaana pennae
vaazhvin porulenna nee vandha kadhai enna

God's created home is my street
Whats there in the town, whats there in my home
Oh knowledgeable girl!
Whats there in the life's valuables? What's the purpose of your life?

verum koavil idhilenna abhishaekam
un manam engum therukkooththu pagal vaesham
kallikkenna mullil vaeli poadi thangachchi
kaatukkaedhu thoattakkaaran idhudhaan en katchi
kondadhenna koduppadhenna
idhil thaay enna……manandha thaaram enna njaana penne
vaazhvin porulenna nee vandha kadhai enna

Buildings called temples with stone idols in worship
When inner self is hidden in fake dramatic piece
Thorns fencing not for the weeds; go away my little sister!
Where the need for gardener for the forest, this is my view of life
What is that we brought, and what is that we take (When we die)
So in between, why the difference between mother or a wife..oh wise girl!
What's there in the life's valuables? What's the purpose of your life?

deivam thandha veedu veedhiyirukku
indha oorenna sondha veedenna njaana pennae
vaazhvin porulenna nee vandha kadhai enna

God's created home is my street
Whats there in the town, whats there in my home
Oh knowledgeable girl!
Whats there in the life's valuables? What's the purpose of your life?

thelivaagath therindhaalae siththaandham
adhu theriyaamal poanaalae vedhaandham
mannaith thoandith thanneer thaedum anbuth thangachi
ennai thoandi nyaanam kanden idhudhaan en katchi
unmai enna poymai enna
idhil thaen enna kadikkum thael enna nyaana penne
vaazhvin porul enna nee vandha kadhai enna
deivam thandha veedu veedhiyirukku

When everything is clear and known, it's a canon
When something is unknown, it's unclear scriptures
Digging earth in search of waters…oh beloved sister
Delving within myself, discovered my eternal wisdom,
This is my view of life 
Where is the truth and where is the false?
In this, where is the honey, or the scorpions bite? ..oh wise girl
Whats there in the life's valuables? What's the purpose of your life?
God's created home is my street…..

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Comments (12)

Michael, you should meet Don Watson. He is an Australia author, former speech writer for Paul Keating and passionate tender of verbs, those sturdy stumps that support the house of truth. Actually when I first saw your title, I thought of Jerry and your very apt description of him as the 'belligerent pacifist'. It's' good to see that he's not alone in his quest for what is right - or perhaps I should say - left. You use ridicule quite magnificently, Michael. Da Pacem Domine. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
A strong poem voicing a strong message to all people who pay just lip service to the peace cause...I invite you to read my poem 'Inner, Outer peace ', a sequel to yours to a certain extent...
Agree with you whole heartedly... it sure was angry poem!
A very strong text to cite from the scriptures - Christ saying 'peace process be unto you ' brings your argument right home Michael, as it ridiculous in the extreme. Very well said, the whole piece.
Peace today is usually to the benefit of only one side of a religious argument. such a pity they don; t dropp their beliefs and just hug each other. Well said Michael. Bob
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