Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Sundara Ramasamy - 1 year hence

My friend, Still I want you
to tell some one
who hasn't heard about me
the man who was trying
to make poems come alive
has gone from this world.
On telling this
if a drop or two
of your tears
fall on this earth
that's enough for me.

From my translation of Sundara Ramasamy's poem

From Left to Right : Prabanjan, Asokamithran, Sundara Ramasamy (with cap), Paul Zaccharia, Gnanak koothan

Tamil writer Sundara Ramasamy passed away on 15th October last year. He had a great impact on contemporary Tamil Literary world, even his critics would agree to that. The above photo was taken during Asokamithran 50 felicitation function held in Chennai on Feb 2005.


Nandhu said...

i was pleasantly surprised to see this poem's translation on your blog today. great going!

Chenthil said...

And I was more than surprised when I learnt yesterday that you are his grandson :-)

Nilu said...

chen -- that was a really pedestrian effort. mathhu.

Anonymous said...

sentil. plz dont translate further.
this compltely collapses the feel he created. plz plz.