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Mazhaiyin Magizhchi

1 January 2011 11 Comments

Kalai kaadhalan asks the rain – Why are you so happy? The rain asks him back, if there should be a reason for happiness.. And says, that the smile it brings on people by crying itself is its true happiness! My 31st poem attempts to capture the happiness of rain – both figuratively and philosophically!

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மழையின் மகிழ்ச்சி

மறைந்து ஒழியும் மின்னலே..
உன் மின்சார சிரிப்பின் காரணம் என்ன?

பட்டாசு வெடிக்கும் இடியே…
உன் தீபாவளியின் காரணம் என்ன?

குழல் ஊதும் காற்றே..
உன் சங்கீதத்தின் காரணம் என்ன?

சிலிர்க்க வைக்கும் சாரலே…
உன் சிலம்போசையின் காரணம் என்ன?

மழையே மழையே சொல் மழையே..
உன் மகிழ்ச்சியின் காரணம் என்ன?

* * *

மகிழ பிறந்த மனிதனே..
மகிழ்ச்சிக்கு காரணம் தேவையா?

என் கருணை இல்லை என்றால்..
உன் உலகத்தில் செழிப்பு இருக்காது..

நான் அழவில்லை என்றால்..
உன் முகத்தில்.. சிரிப்பு இருக்காது..

உன்னை செழிப்புடனும் சிரிப்புடனும்
பார்த்து ரசிப்பதே என் மகிழ்ச்சி..

ஈரம் இல்லா மனிதனின் மனதிலும்
ஈரம் கொண்டுவருவதே என் மகிழ்ச்சி..

அரசனின் அரண்மனையிலும்..
ஏழையின் குடிசையிலும்..
சமமாய் பொழிவதில் மகிழ்ச்சி..

இன்பம் இல்லாத இல்லத்திலும்..
துன்பத்தில் தவழும் உள்ளத்திலும்..
ஆனந்தம் மழை பொழிவதில் மகிழ்ச்சி..

The english script is as follows!

Mazhaiyin Magizhchi

Maraindhu ozhiyum minnalae..
Un minsaara sirippin kaaranam enna?

Pattasu vedikkum Idiyae…
Un deepawaliyin kaaranam enna?

Kuzhal oodhum kaatrae..
Un sangeethathin kaaranam enna?..

silirkkavaikkum saaralae…
Un silambosaiyin kaaranam enna?

Mazhaiyae Mazhaiyae sol Mazhaiyae..
Un Magizhchiyin kaaranam enna?

* * *

Mizhaga pirandha manidhane..
Magizhchikku kaaranam thevaya?

En karunai illai yendraal..
Un ulagaththil SeLippirukkaadhu..

Naan azhugavillai yendraal..
Un mugaththil.. sirippirukkaadhu..

Unnai seLippudanum sirippudanum
paarthu rasippadhae en magizhchi..

Eeram illa manidhanin manadhilum
eeram konduvaruvadhae en magizhilchi..

Arasanin aranmanaiyilum..
aezhaiyin kudusaiyilum..
Samaamaai pozhivadhil magizhchi..

Inbam illadha Illathilum..
Thunbathil thavazhum Ullathilumm..
Anandha mazhai pozhivadhil magizhchi..

Here is the english translation.

Rain’s Joy

O the lightening, who is playing hide and seek..
What is the reason for your electric smile.. ?

O the thunder, who is bursting crackers..
What is the reason for your diwali celebration?

O the wind, who is playing flute…
What is the reason for your musical concert?

O the drizzle, who brings goosebumps in me..
What is the reason for your anklets sound (dance)?

O the rain, O the rain..
What is the reason for your joy?

* * *
(Rain replies)

O the man, who is born to be happy..
Is there reason for happiness..

If you dont have my mercy..
There is no prosperity on your planet..

If I dont cry..
There is no smile on your face..

To see you smiling and prosperous..
And enjoying it is my true happiness..

(Word play here in tamil, will translate to my best possible ability)
Even in such a man, whose heart is not wet (heart which is hard like stone)
To bring wetness to such heart is my happiness (heart is made soft)

On the King’s Palace..
On the Poor’s Hut..
To rain equally is my true happiness..

In a home without happiness &
To a heart which is struggling with sadness…
To flood the rains of joy.. is my true happiness..

My previous poem can be found here – Mana Osai (Reverberations of heart – A short proposal!)




  • kokila said:

    Arpudham 🙂

  • Sundar Rajan G S (author) said:

    @Kokila: Thanks 🙂

  • Karthikeyan said:

    “ஈரம் இல்லா மனிதனின் மனதிலும்
    ஈரம் கொண்டுவருவதே என் மகிழ்ச்சி.”

    kalakkal line..

  • Usha Krish said:

    How rhetoric (the art of influencing the thought and conduct of an audience)?? It is raining outside as I read this poem.. I am thanking the rain which I have NEVER done before. Very nice. Best Wishes and a very Happy New Year.

  • Sundar Rajan G S (author) said:

    @Karthikeyan: Thanks a lot..

    @Usha Krish: Atthai.. Nice.. Art influences the way of life 🙂

  • Vatsala said:

    Sundar, your poetry writing, particularly sentence structuring has improved by leaps and bounds. Good show! 🙂 As they say – Genius isnt Genetic, It is engineered to conscious choices and daily practice! – I can see the evolving genius here 🙂

  • Sundar Rajan G S (author) said:

    @Vatsala: ha ha.. mikka nandri.. 🙂 Long way to go.. 🙂

  • Anonymous said:

    Dear Sundar,
    About Rain

    “Iyyarki pasumy neyya neer ezhai pirikiradhu”

    Wish you a very Happy New year 2011, rest fine.

    K. Sriram.

  • Sundar Rajan G S (author) said:

    Hi chitappa, I didnt understand the onliner.. can you please explain.. 🙂

  • Anonymous said:

    Hai Sundar,

    It means that the rain is weaving the greenary and rain is plaiting it, while weaving the threads are interwoven here it means the same hope you liked it. Poetry is the best form of being highly imaginative and once you are stuck with it difficult to come out of it, a very good hobby.

  • Sundar Rajan G S said:

    @Sriram chitappa: nice one again 🙂