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Kanakku Parikshai

25 September 2010 5 Comments

Hi All,

This is my 17th poem.. It is about a maths exam faced by a small kid.. So, here we go.. Kanakku Parikshai – The Maths Exam..

Kanakku Parikshai

“Padi.. Padi..” endru kaetadhu amma-vin kural…
Pin-mudhugil padhindhadhu appa-vin viral…
Koottal.. Kazhithal..
Perukkal.. Vaguththal..
Nenaithapin.. Udambellaam nadingiyadhu..
Paarthapin.. kaNvizhi pidhingiyadhu..

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Kelvi purindha piragu dhaane badhil..
Vaazhkaiyae oru kelvi kuri mudhalpakkathil..

Annanukku paadhi..
Thambikki meedhiyil paadhi..
Pazhathai padhirndhukoLLa…
Meendum oru thiruviLaiyaadal-a…
Ayoo.. yaen indha visha parikshai..

Naan kuberan-O alla..
Srinivasanai vaddi kaeka povadhillai..
Naan chithragupta-num alla..
Paava punyangaLai kanakkaedukka povadhillai..
Ayoo.. Yaen indha kanakku parikshai..

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Sodhanaiyin kaaranam Purindhadhu..
Yellaam ganesanin saiyal..
Sedhur-thaengai uDaipaen gananaadhaa…
En thavarai yellaam manikka koodadha…
Unakku vaitha kuLakattai-yai
yeduththu thinnadhu thavara…
Kalai kaadhalanin kanakkai theerka
Ippadi oru kanakka..

Here goes the translation.. It has a lot of word play.. which are going to be lost in translation..

“Study Study”.. I could hear the voices of my mother..
On my back, there were imprints of fingers of my father..
(Mother was asking me to study.. Father hit me..)
Addition.. Subtraction..
Mutliplication.. Division..
When I think about it.. It sends shivers down my spine..
When I see it.. My eyeballs fall out of my eyes..

“Padi.. Padi..” endru kaetadhu amma-vin kural…
Pin-mudhugil padhindhadhu appa-vin viral…
Koottal.. Kazhithal..
Perukkal.. Vaguththal..
Nenaithapin.. Udambellaam nadingiyadhu..
Paarthapin.. kaNvizhi pidhingiyadhu..

There is no need to worry about the answer.. as I dont even understand the question…
As I open the first page.. My life itself is full of questions..

Kelvi purindha piragu dhaane badhil..
Vaazhkaiyae oru kelvi kuri mudhalpakkathil..

One half for elder brother..
Half of the remaining for younger brother..
To share this fruit.. should we have the great play again?
Oh my god.. Why do we have this venomous exams..

“The great play”ThiruviLaiyaadal – is incident in Hindu Mythology when Lord Ganesha and Lord Muruga complete for the fruit of knowledge..

Annanukku paadhi..
Thambikki meedhiyil paadhi..
Pazhathai padhirndhukoLLa…
Meendum oru thiruviLaiyaadal-a…
Ayoo.. yaen indha visha parikshai..

I am not a Kuberan (The treasurer of gods)
I am not going to calculate the interest for the money lent to Lord Srinivasa..
I am not a Chitragupta.. (Who keeps track of human action in the kingdom of Yama)
I am not going to calculate the good deeds and bad deeds of man kind..
Why do I need this maths exam…

Naan kuberan-O alla..
Srinivasanai vaddi kaeka povadhillai..
Naan chithragupta-num alla..
Paava punyangaLai kanakkaedukka povadhillai..
Ayoo.. Yaen indha kanakku parikshai..

I think I know the reason for this test…
Its all the play of Lord Ganesha..
I will break coconuts for you.. O Lord Ganesh..
Cant you forgive me of all my faults..
There were offerings & food (Kadubu) kept for you..
Is it such a big crime to eat it without telling you..
To settle scores with Kalai Kaadhalan – the lover of art..
Should you give me such a tough question in the exam..

Sodhnaiyin kaaranam Purindhadhu..
Yellaam ganesanin saiyal..
Sedhur-thaengai uDaipaen gananaadhaa…
En thavarai yellaam manikka koodadha…
Unakku vaitha kuLakattai-yai
yeduththu thinnadhu thavara…
Kalai kaadhalanin kanakkai theerka
Ippadi oru kanakka..

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  • naresh said:

    oh
    another good opening

    Pin-mudhugil padhindhadhu appa-vin viral

    super lanjam lines

    Sedhur-thaengai uDaipaen gananaadhaa
    En thavarai yellaam manikka koodadha
    Unakku vaitha kuLakattai-yai
    yeduththu thinnadhu thavara

    super poem dude
    3rd std kid or 4th class
    whom did u have in mind
    acc to me fits properly fot 3rd std

    great work

  • Sundar Rajan G S (author) said:

    Thanks naresh.. Yes it was written with a small kid in mind 🙂

  • Sundar Rajan G S (author) said:

    Ha ha ha.. lanjam lines-aaa 😛 3rd standard-leye sollikudukarangappa 😛

  • Karthikeyan said:

    nice.. yaaru ba athu Kalai kaathalan?? neenga thaanaa??

  • Sundar Rajan G S (author) said:

    @Karthikeyan..

    Thanks a lot.. Aamanganna… 😛 Naanae dhaan 🙂