Tuesday, October 28, 2008

kulir kaatru alaiyaada!

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When you are working hard on a project, trying to get all the disparate pieces together, there comes a moment when your mind gets out of the project and something else comes up, mostly totally irrelevant but enchanting and with deep meaning nonetheless.
I'm trying to write meaningful code in the order of atleast fifty lines every day. Writing code is easy, writing meaningful code is harder. My journey from a good to a better programmer continues....
Sitting before my project and typing C# code, a pure tamil poem(should I or shouldn't I classify it as a poem? Readers, you tell me!) struck my mind. Its been a REALLY long time since I wrote tamil poems, the habit being lost in transition from school to college. Do take a look at it and tell me your comments.

kulir kaatru alaiyaada,
nitham kaathu thani nirka,
idam paarthu ivaiyaaga,
kshanam serndhu nadaiyaaga


[Sorry, I just can't seem to translate this with the meaning intact. If anyone who knows tamil wants to go ahead with the translation with the meaning captured, please do it in the comments section]
And oh! Happy Deepavali! Have a safe and fun diwali!
Luv,
Alpine

4 comments:

Arun said...

nice poem. although i had to read few times to get the meaning.


My journey from a good to a better programmer continues....
Sitting before my project and typing C# code,

C#, seriously?

Anonymous said...

Nice poem! Long time since u wrote tamil poetry.Still u remember tamil and poetry in it of all the things in the world?

alpine path said...
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alpine path said...

Arun, Thanks!:) Looks like I can classify it as a poem finally :D I got a number of meanings all day that day from friends and readers. Keep a look out for the explanation post. And yeah! C# :P But its a good and neat language!

Anonymous, yup! Tamil and poetry have something magical in them that I get charged up reading and writing in tamil. One of the very few books that I brought from home is a tamil novel :) I know, of all things!! Thanks for your comment!