NATIONAL PET DAY April 11th

Our children indeed are our pets even when in teens and above!
God’s will and creations are unique and many can be our pets!
If we consider our pet a member of the family, we
Are normal humans. Millions have dogs and cats as lovely pets!
Fish, birds, gerbils and turtles are also deemed to be so by many.
We love pets and National Pet Day is the purr-fect our furry,
Feathery, or scaly friends on April Eleventh- today our pet day!
Here isaa what Mahakavi Bharathiyar expresses his love for pets as if he advises his pet children!
IN TAMIL

சின்னஞ் சிறுகுருவி போலே-நீ
திரிந்து பறந்து வா பாப்பா
வன்னப் பறவைகளைக் கண்டு – நீ
மனதில் மகிழ்ச்சி கொள்ளு பாப்பா!
கொத்தித் திரியுமந்தக் கோழி – அதைக்
கூட்டி விளையாடு பாப்பா.
எத்தித் திருடுமந்தக் காக்காய் -அதற்கு
இரக்கப் படவேணும் பாப்பா!
பாலைப் பொழிந்து தரும் பாப்பா! – அந்தப்
பசுமிக நல்லதடிப் பாப்பா!
வாலைக் குழைத்துவரும் நாய்தான் அது
மனிதற்குத் தோழனடி பாப்பா!
வண்டி இழுக்கும் நல்ல குதிரை நெல்லு
வயலில் உழுதுவரும் மாடு,
அண்டிப் பிழைக்கும் நம்மை ஆடு – இவை
ஆதரிக்க வேணுமடி பாப்பா!

TRANSLITERATION

Sinnanchiru kuruvi poalae – nee
Thirindhu parandhuvaa paappaa
Vannap paravailgaLaikkaNdu – nee
Manadhil magizhchi koLLu paappaa! (2)

Koththith thiriyumandha koazhi – adhaik
Kootti viLaiyaadu paappaa.
Eththith thirudumandhak kaakkaay – adharkku
Irakkap padavaeNum paappaa! (3)

Paalaip pozhindhu tharum paappaa – andhap
Pasu miga nalladhadi paappaa
Vaalaik kuzhaiththu varum naaydhaan – adhu
Manidharkkuth thoazhanadi paappaa! (4)

VaNdi izhukkum nalla kudhirai – nellu
Vayalil uzhdhu varum maadu.
ANdip pizhaikkum nammai aadu =ivai
Aadharikka vaeNumadi paappaa! (5)

TRANSLATION
Like a small pigeon that plays around–you
Here and there, everywhere run and play my child.
Looking at the colorful birds around –you
Have all joy ever in your mind my child! (2)

The hen that goes and picks its food-make
Friend and play with that my child.
The crow that stealthily hps and eats-you
Have to sympathize with it my child! (3)

The cow black that gives milk white-that
Indeed is a nice and good cow my child;
The dog that comes around with its wagging tail it
Is a great friend of a man my child! (4)

The good horse that pulls the cart – paddy crop
Tilled by the bull in brown nice;
The goat that depends on us for life – all these
To be taken care of by us, my child! (5)

Let us enjoy this National Pet Day ith our pets at home!

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Last two photos are by S. Nivetha and these are her past pets.

December 11th-International Mountain Day

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Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent Lord Almighty
In HIS ocean of compassion created the whole world with all
Living beings, humans and animals, high mountains and deep valleys,
All to coexist for the mutual peace and plenty, joy and health!

”Mountains Matter” – theme for this International Mountain Day
Crucial role they play in providing key ecosystem goods and services
To the planet and their vulnerability due to climate change,
We all of us have to step up and raise attention to mountains.

Mountains Matter for Water as mountains are the world’s ‘water towers’
All glaciers in mountain ranges around the world retreat and disappear.
Mountains Matter for Disaster Risk Reduction as climatic variations trigger disasters.
Avalanches, mud flows and landslides tumble downstream, strip bare forests.

Mountains Matter for Tourism as mountains attract global tourism
Mountains Matter for Food as centers of biodiversity
Mountains Matter for rural Youth as life in the mountains is tough.
Abandon their villages in search of employment elsewhere.

Mountains Matter for Indigenous Peoples as mountain areas host
Ancient indigenous communities with precious knowledge, traditions.
Mountains Matter for Biodiversity as half of hotspots are in mountains
Mountains are home to rare animals such as gorillas, snow leopards etc.

Large social movement can bring mountain issues through a global campaign
Social media strategy and events around the world, to tell the world
That the current neglect of mountains and mountain peoples must stop.
Let us use the hashtag Mountains Matter in all our social work.

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FRIEND WITH BIRDS (Part I)

In the great creations of the Lord Almighty
Birds are wonderful in its wonderful variety
A heaven indeed for the bird watchers pleasant
In its sanctuaries all over for merriment!

Following the Flowers  speak a few days back
Here are the birds who spoke to me – a nice cake!
 

Bat-it cannot-but we can: Why do you sport my name?
I said with pride: We have Tendulkars and Gavaskars!

 

Bulbul asked with a smile: Can you sing like me?
Said I with smiles: Yes we have bul bul dharas!,

Cormorant asked cryptically: Can you live like us?
Said I with my strength: You can not as much as I do in land!!!!

Crane asked of me with clarity: Can you climb up like us?
Said I with a penchant: Look at the aircraft flying over your head!

CROW

Crow asked with you joy: What do you think of us?
Said I politely: You are my conscience keeper!.

Cuckoo in its voice melodious asked: Can you sing like our tribe?
With a sense of pride I told: We have amidst us melody kings and queens!

Dove with its penchant told: We are the ambassadors of peace!
I replied majestically: That is why we lift you up and leave you in the air
To spread our message of peace and harmony every where!

Duck said happily: It is a pleasure to swim in water!
I replied  sadly: That is why and how we duck!

Eagle asked in its voice sad: Are you not happy with my sight?
I told in vain: Not like that but……………………………

Emu asked with pride: Why not you visit Australia to enjoy the view of our clan?
I said with pleasure: I shall come along with our cricketers  next season!

Falcon in its beauty asked: Are you ready for the game?
I said with fear: Yes ready but…………………………

Flamingo with a pride of its color asked: Are you envy of our color?
In joy I told : You are one of the lovely creations of nature in tower!

 

(To be continued)

 

MY ‘E books’ in Amazon!

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Amazing Amazon published my books through KINDLE
Five in number very interesting-thoughts kindled
Fifty percent of Royalty when received will go
To the orphanage as is the practice to show!

 

Here are the book names with links for easy access

1. Voice of Ramana: Fragrant Garland of Letters – http://amzn.to/2t7ovi8
2. Mystic Moon Marvels: A collection of haiku – http://amzn.to/2u0vbS8
3. Cuckoo’s Song: Kuyil Pattu by Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathiyar – http://amzn.to/2vtsne0
4. Envius Poems Volume 1: 50 poems on the significant days of the year – http://amzn.to/2u0Jx56
5. Envius Poems – Vol II: 44 poems for various occasions  – http://amzn.to/2tioDiZ

 

 

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Envius Poems Volume 1: 50 poems on the significant days of the year Kindle Edition

by Subbaraman NV (Author)

A collection of poems written to ruminate on the significant days of the year.

Amazon E booksKindle edition Rs.64/-

Product Description

A collection of poems written to ruminate on the significant days of the year.

 

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Envius Poems – Vol II: 44 poems for various occasions (Prayer series) Kindle Edition

by Subbaraman NV (Author)

A collection of poems that includes prayers for many professions and occasions. Thousands of Envius Thoughts readers have found succor in reading and re-reading these poems. Now collected in a book.

 

Kindle Edition Rs.64/-

 

 

 

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Mystic Moon Marvels: A collection of haiku Kindle Edition

by NV Subbaraman (Author)

 

“The poet Subbaraman’s haiku are exactly haiku originating in Japan. But in Japan, there is no concept of rhyme; thus his rhymed haiku surpass Japanese haiku in beauty. The beauty of both the contents and the form ogf his haiku is worth esteeming very highly.”
~ Prof. Dr. Kazuyosi Ikeda Ph.D; D. Sc; D. Litt; D. Cult; D. Envir. Sc; Osaka, Japan

 

 

Kindle $ 1.85

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Cuckoo’s Song: Kuyil Pattu by Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathiyar Kindle Edition

by Subramanya Bharathi (Author), NV Subbaraman (Translator)

Mahakavi Bharathiyar,( 1882-1921) one of the greatest national poets from Tamilnadu is a multi faceted personality. Through his inspiring poems raised the people of Tamilnadu against the British which ultimately resulted in Indian Independence. He has to his credit a number of epics and “cuckoos song” is one such. The readers especially English knowing devotees of Bharathi will enjoy every bit of this epic poem translated into English.

 

 

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Voice of Ramana: Fragrant Garland of Letters Kindle Edition

by NV Subbaraman (Author)

Bhagawan Ramana, the Saint of Thiruvannamalai, world renowned philosopher saint is the repository of all wisdom and has many works to his credit. One is his Akshara Mana Mala which has been acclaimed as one of the best. Here is the work translated into English in Haiku/ Tanka format for Ramana’s devotees to read and enjoy.

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Kindle price$.93

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Oct 6 World Wildlife Day,

 

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In the wonderful creation of God wildlife an important limb
Humans and animals, plants and trees all integral limbs of body
universe- will of God is peaceful coexistence of all in joy
Alas! Conflict arises among all leading to disharmony.

“Live and let live” be the watchword for all HIS creations more for men
Unfortunate the man superior wants to control each and all
Here is the “WORLD WILDLIFE DAY” a holy day declared by the UN
To be followed by all for a greater harmony and peace for all.

Environmental protection, no deforestation all for sure
To be kept on priority high and tall among all for quite pure
“The Future of Wildlife is in our hands”- the theme for the current year
Let us keep it deep in our minds and work to realize all over!

 

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World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness!

Oct 4 World Animal Day

 

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Animals are the great creation of the Lord Almighty
To play co living beings with the humans lovely mighty.
Trees and plants, fruits and leaves to be of food to all in HIS scheme
Water, air supplement for the health and joy of all- a theme!

Animals mild and wild, have their hearths and homes here and their nice
Living with men in their homes and making their homes exclusive-
In forests dense- the men have to ensure their comfort and peace
Today is WORLD ANIMAL DAY- men to resolve to take care!

Voiceless and dumb the poor animals are- God’s creation great
They have a right for living decent and we have to help- neat
But alas man superior shoots, traps and kills for food and skin
Condemned by great Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar in verses many-kin!

 

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FIRST LOVE

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POETRY my first love – my first child
I breathe, live and love you mild and wild
Expression of myriad hues in myriad forms
Exposition of million thoughts in mighty norms
Consoling thoughts for the confused minds
Divinity through choice words
Eternal message in elegant form
Essence of life in exploding words
Ecstatic experience of enlightened soul
Enthralling episodes of ever lasting words
Emotional outburst of earthly soul
Infinite thoughts in finite terms
Nobility in fertile form
Sharing of experience in soul stirring stanzas
Source of strength to a worn out mind
Inspiration to the defeated and depressed
Subtle thoughts in sublime words
Song Divine in soft images
POETRY my last love and last child
I breathe, live and love you mild and wild!

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CHAPTER FORTY NINE of THirukkural”ASSESSING TIME” “அதிகாரம் 49- காலம் அறிதல்”
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