Friday, February 03, 2006

Raatinam *

* Blessed by insomnia, I found this pic at The Chennai Photo Blog. Midnight inspiration in Thamizh. Kindly eshus. I had one too many coffees today :)

Vanithavum, Kavithavum
Mella maRaya;
Kamalin kaithattalil
Papuniyum sirikka;
Viral idukkin
Siru Ottayil,
Appavin thalai
Thoorathu puLLiyaga;
KaRRai kizhithu
Uyare paRanthom,
Vanathai thoda.

NaLai pidippom
Endru EmaRi
Kizhe izhuthaaL
Aasai amma.

Azhukku lungiyum,
MuRukeriya KaigaLum,
KaRaipadintha sattaippayil
Kizhindha NotukkaLudan
Kaanaamal Ponaan
Andha vithaikkaran.

UngaL theruvil
Avanai parthal
En veetukku
maRakkamal anuppungaL.

Aasayodu kaathirukkiRen
Vanathin Mel
Theera kaadhaludan.

P.S: Reminded me of my childhood in Muthial Chetty street, Purasaiwalkam. I must've been 3 0r 4 years old when my aunt (who was baby-sitting me then) and Appa put me on this contraption. I screamed and ranted and shrieked and they had to stop the "giant" wheel midway just to get me off of it. Of course, once on steady ground, I rolled and shrieked some more wanting to get on it again (I was one helluva stubborn kid). Appa completely gave up on me(obviously embarassed by my antics) . Just then Amma returned from office and took me to the ferris wheel (is that what it is called?) and this time, I sat like a smiling doll and even waved at her :D Vanitha, Kavitha, Kamal and Papuni were all part of the neighbourhood gang :)

4 Comments:

Blogger Archster said...

i wish i understood that so i could compliment you on it.

For I'm sure its just plain wonderful. :)

5:01 AM  
Blogger jax said...

Oh those small-giant wheels are scary as hell!! The guys who run it in fairs seem to be usually testing the minimum speed of rotation at which a kid flies off the rim!

5:05 AM  
Blogger Kaskuss said...

Hey Kumari
Kavidhai maazhaiya irukku. Annalum nee onodu aazhuku lungi patthi pesi irukka kudathu. It is amazing how you can write such a beautiful verse with azhukku lungi ;-) Ennaikavadu enodu friend ava nee.. :-))

10:30 AM  
Blogger Kumari said...

@Archster: Wish I could translate too...at least then you would realise it is more plain than wonderful :) Thanks :)

@Jax: Very true. And the rails are always wobbly, you feel you would fall of any moment.

@Kaskuss: :o That azhukku lungi is not mine :p Thanks anyways :) Here's to a hopeful futue.

11:51 AM  

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