ITHAKA 649- THE ISLE OF LIFE

ITHAKA 649  THE ISLE OF LIFE

There is an Isle of Life
I will take you there
It has never known iron bars
Come with me to the Isle of Life.

There is no government there
The seas rule and the ocean winds
Seasons change at the word of poets
Come with me to the Isle of Life.

Gabriel Rosenstock, Ireland

TRANSLATION

TAMIL

 

Dr. N V Subbaraman, Chennai, India, 9840477552

வாழ்க்கைத்தீவு

ஒரு வாழ்க்கைத்தீவு இருக்கிறது

அங்கே உங்களை அழைத்துச் செல்வேன்

இரும்புக் கோல்களை என்றுமே அறியாதது

வாழ்க்கைத் தீவிற்கு என்னுடன் வாருங்கள்!

 

அங்கே அரசாங்கம் கிடையாது

கடல்கள் அரசாளுகின்றன, சமுத்திரம் காற்றைத்தருகின்றது

கவிஞர்கள் சொற்கள் கேட்டு காலங்கள் மாறுகின்றன

என்னுடன் வாருங்கள் வாழ்க்கைத் தீவிற்கு!

ஐரிஷ் மொழியில் ஆக்கம்

கேப்ரியல் ரோஸென் ஸ்டாக், அயர்லாந்து.

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Good morning.

My friend GERMAIN says: “Today is my birthday but what can I do better than make people happy with poetry because: Poetry is my message…
The new poem is from our latest Ithaca member, translating into Irish. He is an internationally well-known poet and translated and published in Ireland my poetry book “In the Stream of Time, Meditations in the Himalayas”.
He dedicated the poem to an Indian poet who apparently – your age – is imprisoned and has corona virus.
Best regards
Germain
Second post of the day wishing GERMAIN very many happy returns of the day it is ” 649- THE ISLE OF LIFE! ” is in Envius Thoughts in https://nvsr.wordpress.com/ for your kind read and response. Thanks.

ITHAKA 19= CERTAIN UNCERTAINTY

CERTAIN UNCERTAINTY

உறுதியான உறுதியற்ற நிலை!

Sometimes it seems
as if spring doesn’t want to come
சில நேரங்களில் வசந்தகாலம்
வரவிரும்பாமல் இருக்கிறது!
that it is wintry
அது குளிர் காலமோ
or autumnal
இலையுதிர்காலமோ.
but spring will comeif it is not erased
in us.
நம்மிடமிருந்து
அழிக்கப்படவில்லையென்றால்
வசந்தகாலம் வரும்!

Germain Droogenbroodt

TRANSLATION
TAMIL

முனைவர் என் வி சுப்பராமன், சென்னை,

உறுதியான  உறுதியற்ற நிலை!

சில நேரங்களில் வசந்தகாலம்
வரவிரும்பாமல் இருக்கிறது!
அது குளிர் காலமோ
இலையுதிர்காலமோ.
நம்மிடமிருந்து
அழிக்கப்படவில்லையென்றால்
வசந்தகாலம் வரும்!

ஆங்கிலத்தில் ஆக்கம்

Germain Droogenbroodt

 

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RAINY DAYS!

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Prompted by the weekly prompt of Blogging Meet here is prompted poem:
RAINY DAYS have made grand arrival! Yes the great gift of Nature alias God!
PAINY DAYS are these to many-going to schools and offices and outside home
With umbrellas failing to protect from rains heavy, Rain coat
Out of its place from the cupboard helps walking or driving two wheelers!
Getting cold and fever as a result of getting drenched in rain-a pain!
Even after the RAIN stops, drizzles continue through TREE LEAVES and branches!
RAIN essential for the world as the Saint Poet of Tamilnadu says in his Magnum Opus THIRUKKURAL written years two thousand and three hundred ago!:
Chapter Two
GLORY OF RAIN
11.
On rain, rests the world
Sure for its prosperity
Treat rain –nectar bold! (11)

12.
It helps grow great food
Sans water no agriculture
Quenches thirsty world! (12)

13.
Water all in sea
Helps not life on earth so well
Rain water gives glee! (13)

14.
Rain sustains the world
Makes the fertile land yield more
Sans farmers can’t mould! (14)
15.
By absence, rain destroys
Life, living, people and the world
By care it creates! (15)
16.
If rain fails to grace
The earth with its compassion
No grass you can trace! (16)
17.
Ocean becomes dry
When the sky bears not the clouds
People made to cry! (17)
18.
Rain – gift of nature
Whenever denied to the world
Bleak – nobles’ future! (18)
19.
When powerful rain fails
Noble charity gets failed
Nobles’ penance falls! (19)
20.
Sans water no life
When the Lord of Rain conspires
Virtue faces knife! (20)

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FALLING RAIN DROPS AND WITHERING LEAVES

Photoed by Mr. Vinayagamurthi of 13th Block

As the rain drops fall from the Heavens
Mayflower tree in front of my flat showers
Dried yellow leaves and lovely flowers
Feast indeed to our gifted nice eyes!

Around the car that I have parked under
The leaves make a nice garland clear
Leaves dried and green due to rain
God’s makings great and glorious!

Two dozen cars parked in front
All are blessed with garlands around
Man cannot compete with such lovely Nature
With all his power of brain and features!

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Sunscreen Day May 27.,

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Unique indeed is the human mind to device the days in the world
Today it is Sunscreen Day on twenty seventh May save from the Sun world!
Sunscreen Day is clear indication of awful summer’s setting in
With the rising intensity of the sun it is important to use sunscreen
To protect the skin from dangerous and painful sunburns. Using sunscreen
A good and easy method.It defends the skin from damaging ultraviolet rays
And helps to prevent skin cancer. An important day it is and pays!

Different types of sunscreen for different types of skin, application,
Sun intensity and so on. Let us use Sunscreen Day to gather some information
As to which sunscreen is the best for our needs. Let us use and enjoy the sun!
Summer ,oh, Summer we know how to free ourselves from your hot rays!

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NO WATER MELONS SANS SEEDS!

 

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God created the world with seasons four and their specialties great
Man named the seasons including awful summer with character of its own
With special fruits significant for the summer heat and thirst
Summer has  arrived and water melons on the platforms and street aplenty!

Tasty fruit – no watermelon sans seeds irritating when taken
But Fiber and water important for healthy digestion. it has both.
Has high water content making it hydrating and helps one feel full.
Low-calorie fruit high in nutrients, carotenoids, vitamin C and cucurbitacin E
Has compounds- cucurbitacin E and lycopene, potential to prevent cancer
Has heart-healthy components, lycopene, citrulline and vitamins and minerals,.
Lycopene and vitamin C anti-inflammatory antioxidants Inflammation controls diseases.
Lycopene helps keep eyes healthy and protects against muscular degeneration
Its juice is a recovery beverage after exercise avoiding muscle soreness.
Nutrients good for our hair and keeps skin supple and protect against sunburn.

Not a very costly fruit- nor available as much in other seasons
Sure we have to take as much as possible for good reasons
God knows what is the best and at what seasons and reasons
Let us enjoy-no water melons sans seeds- no life sans problems!

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NO SHADOW DAY August 23rd.

 

What a wonderful creation of God the Almighty,
Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient-mighty!
Sun and moon, stars and planets, sky and earth, hills and mountainside
Nature’s manifestation-God’s magnificence- indeed great!

Shadows -morning to noon and noon to evening lovely watch
Long shadows getting smaller and smaller-growing taller
And taller- bad friendship morn to noon shadow like and good
Friendship is like noon to evening shadow like- nature’s beauty!

Lack of shadow is beautiful!Happens twice a year,
For places between twenty three point five plus and minus
Degrees latitude! The Sun is almost never exactly overhead
At noon, but transits a bit lower in altitude, a bit
To the north or south. Earth’s rotation axis is inclined
To the plane of its revolution around the Sun – varies seasons!.
Sun, in its highest point of the day, will move south to North
Of the celestial equator-Uttarayan and Dakshinayanin a year!.
The northern most and southern most two solstices,
And the crossing of the Sun across the equator two equinoxes.

For people living between the degrees referred the Sun’s declination
Equals to their latitude twice On these two days, the Sun
Will be exactly overhead at noon and will not cast a shadow on the ground.
This Zero Shadow Day falls today in Namakkal District of Tamil Nadu!

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METEMNEO FESTIVAL 4th August

 

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Metemneo the traditional five-day harvest festival
Of the Yimchunger tribe in Nagaland -a nice state of Bharath
Though a solemn festival observed after the millet crop
Is harvested, normally in the second week of August sharp!

Inaugurated by the village elder khiungpu five-day festivals include:
Shito –  Communal cleaning of the village, repair of village roads
Zhihdo –  Repair of the paths leading to the fields, clearing up of intrusive landslides
Zumdo –  Repair of inter-village roads
Khihresuk –  Cleaning of water points and springs
Shiresuk –  Cleaning and worship of agricultural tools!

They pray for the souls of those who would die in the year
Invite friends home and exchange gifts- engagements between
The young boys and girls made. They believe that males have
Six souls while females have five souls.Grand festival !

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PONGAL DAY IS TOMORROW 14th January

 

Great India that is Bharat- holy Motherland of stature
Has its ways of living and worshiping noble Mother nature
Tomorrow is Pongal day-makara Sankaranthi- holy day
For all when the Sun deemed to be God worshiped by all for His grace!

A great day is tomorrow to thank the SUN GOD
The giver of love and light, power and strength
End of harvest season bringing cheers and joy
Plenty of paddy and sugar cane to enjoy!

Agriculture sustains the world and people
Agriculturists sacrificing their all
For you and me deserving our thanks and praise
Let us keep their joy as ours and make them rise!

Let on this day our prayers go for the world
To prosper! Its welfare and peace goal golden!
Forget not the animal friends who serve us
All through in their own way without making fuss!

Bull fight, rekla race, ruse fight-depict not valor
Sure inflicting on the dumb beings a terrible torture!
To me the Tamil, my tradition and culture taught me more
Showing love to all living beings-humans and animals, sure.

GALILEO DISCOVERS!(7th January)


India that is Bharath my Holy and sacred Motherland
Was the master of astrology based on astronomy grand
For centuries and centuries- the earliest in the world
Sun and moon, planets and stars –their movements well studied and researched!

We gave the exalted position to the astronomical
Phenomena- as Gods in all our temples-Navagrahas
Offer prayers all the days around the year- their movements
Planet to planet-with special prayers invoking their grace!

To day was the day that saw Galileo discovering first
Three satellites of Jupiter- in Sixteen Ten-deemed to be great!
Galeileo Galeilei astronomer, physicist, engineer,
Philosopher, Mathematician-Father of Modern Physics!

Father of observational astronomy, father of the
Scientific method- Father of Scince- his findings rejected by the clergy
Kept under house arrest for decades-peculiar is the
Way of the world! We salute him as we salute Rishi-Scientists!