Though Tamilnadu born Mahakavi Bharathiyar is known as National Poet, his thoughts and words were universal in nature, beyond region and religion, language and culture. Themes for his creations are varied ranging from nature to human nature, insects, birds and animals to humans and super humans, plants to trees, earth to space beyond, Lord Vinayaka to Mohamed Prophet and Allah to Buddha to Jesus Christ to Jehova, India and Indus valley civilization to Israel to Islamabad and so on. He is undoubtedly a universal poet beyond compare!
It is in the fitness of things that his writing of prose or verse must reach the entire humanity through the medium of language and it may be and can be in English. Hence attempts are made to translate Bharathiyar’s works into English and present the same through my blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS. A few have been already published and I do hope to continue to the extent possible.
Today it is his famous song on ”நந்தலாலா”-Lord Krishna, son of Nandha.
Feathers of a crow -Krishna’s black complexion Green tree-Krishna’s greenish complexion
Sound waves Lord Krishna’s playing his flute.
f Fire in hand- feeling of warmth in touching Krishna!
In the feathers of a crow- son of Nandha- Thy
Black complexion is seen! (1)
In all the trees I see – son of Nandha- Thy
Bluish complexion is seen! (2)
In all the sounds I hear – son of Nandha Thy
Divine melody is heard! (3)
If I place my fingers in fire – son of Nandha
Joy of touching thy body is felt! (4)
Nandhagopal is believed to be Lord Krishna’s father. Krishna is the son of Nandha.
காக்கைச் சிறகினிலே நந்தலாலா! – நின்றன்
கரியநிறந் தோன்றுதையே, நந்தலாலா (1)
பார்க்கும் மரங்க ளெல்லாம் நந்த லாலா –நின்றன்
பச்சை நிறந் தோன்றுதையே, நந்தலாலா. (2)
கேட்கு மொலியி லெல்லாம் நந்தலாலா – நின்றன்
கீத மிசைக்குதடா, நந்தலாலா. (3)
தீக்குள் விரலை வைத்தால் நந்த லாலா! – நின்னைத்
தீண்டு மின்பந் தோன்றுதடா, நந்தலாலா! (4)
Tomorrow’s ENVIUS THOUGHTS-Sunday story is “DEATHLESS memories of DAYANANDA”
Swamy Dayananda in his discourse desk.