Sunday, August 9, 2015

Kannadasa Dasan writes

          AS A SONNET

Where is wrong and the right?
Everything is only in our mind
Why should we fear about night?
The sun is shining in the east!

Our needs are always in a hurry
Raise your mind high above trifles
Learn to laugh and be merry
Sing like a stream among pebbles!

Don’t put fence to your house
This world is small as a sonnet
With a smile welcome the guest
Our power is the power of growth!

Don’t worship weapons as your God
What is the use of a sharp mind?
What we need is a broad mind
The God knows to cure our wound!

Men and women are born to win
No human being is born with sin
In love the many becomes one
When will the religions be one?

1 comment:

  1. The title echoes a line in the poem but the poem itself is not a sonnet. It is a series of quatrains (four-line verses that rhyme ABBA or ABAB), whereas a sonnet is strictly a fourteen line poem that consists of three quatrains and a concluding couplet. Like many standard English forms, it originated in Italy; it was invented by Giacomo da Lentini in the 13th century.


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