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Maha Vaakkiyam by Bramarajan

Original Selection
By Dr.N.Anuradha Dr.V.Valliammal

Transliteration
By P.Niranjana DeviMA., M.Phil., Ph.D
Idhu Brahmaraajanin 5dhavadhu kavidhai thogudhi. Yērkanave velivandha thogudhigal Arindha Nirandharam (1980). Vali unarum manidhargal(1985). Gnaabaga Sirpam (19870 Puraadhana Idhayam (1991) Ezera Pound (1985) patriya arimuga nool annam veliyeedaaga vandhadhu. Ivar thogutha noolgalil mukkiyamaanadhu Ulaga Kavidhai (1989). Frakt Kavidhaigal (1987), Ferdola Fraktin thērndhedutha kavidhaigalai Tamizhukku arimugam seidhadhu. Padhinaindhu Irōpiya Naveenavaadhigal (1999) nool Sneha veliyeedaaga vandhadhu. Meetchi kaalaandidhazhin aasiriyar, sithar paadalgalai aangilathil mozhipeyarthirundhirkiraar. Brahmaraajanin iyatpeyar A.Rajaram. aangila ilakiyam padithavar. Pin naveenathuvathil aaivu seidhavar. Arasu kaloori ondril aangilam pōdhikiraar. Inavaraiyil isai (Ethnic Music) yil thanadhu aaivu nanbargalukku udhavi seikiraar. Computeril ōviyam theetukiraar. Ivaradhu perumpaanmaiyaana nērathai isaium computerum aakiramithu kolkindrana. Marangal naduvadhilum avatrai paadhukaapadhilum iruvaruku koodudhal naatam irukiradhu. Soozhal saman nilai patriya theevira akkaraium marangal meedhaana uyirraarndha eerpum ivar oru adipadaiyaana vivasaaya kudumbathilirundhu vandhu kaaranamaana irukalaam.

Translation
PoetrybyDr.S.Geetha Ravi Intro by P.Niranjana Devi
This is Brahmarajan’s 5th volume of poetry. He has already published volumes like Arindha Nirandham (1980), Vali Uyarum Manidhargal (1985), Gnabaga Sirpam (1987),Puradhana Idhayam (1991) and his introduction to Ezra Pound (1985) was published by Annam publishers. Ulaga Kavidhai (1989) and Brecht Kavidhaigal (1987) are important among the volumes he compiled. He has introduced the selected poems of Bertolt Brecht in Tamil. Book of Padhinaindhu Airopiya Naveenavadhigal (Fifteen European Modernists) (1999) was published by Sneha publications. He is the editor of Meenakshi, a quarterly magazine. He has translated Sithar songs into English. Brahmarajan’s original name is A.Rajaram. He did English Literature and perused his research on modernism. He teaches English in a government college. He helps his friends for doing research on Ethnic Music. He does his paintings using computer. Computer and music take away most of his time. He takes pain to plant trees and preserving them. Since he is from a farmer’s family, his utmost concern for environment and love for trees may be the outcome of family background.

2000. Yenakku purindhupatta kadalinai Unakku arimuga paduthavillai. Allowing the waves to play on my feet In the endless beach Till the end Holding your tender hand Even in this beach Which is not so beautiful Let’s learn the sea. Peerkang kodi yena valarkiraai. . Anxiety Directionless anger Unprotected journey all of which When they ruined me The golden sand And the crows of the sea that I showed Must have been forgotten because of your departure The day when I lifted you with both my hands and caressed having moved on Today becoming one with my mind. forgetting your hunger. You are growing up as the ridge gourd creeper Irresponsible fatherThat name alone lasts The sea that I understood I did not introduce to you. Maha Vaakkiyam. Porupatra thagapan – Pattayam mattum yenakku ninakiradhu. Iru kaigalilum unnai alli yedutha naal nagarndhu Indru yen mana inaiyaaga Sea and Daughter (For my daughter Dhanya) Trying to remove thoughts of you I get fixed with the image of your face again Some young girl of your age cries in pain. Kaalōram alaigal vilaiyaada Mudive illaadha beachil Mudium varai Un pinju kai patri Avvalavu azhagaayillaadha Indha karaiyilum Kadal karpōm. Acknowledgement: Bramarajan. thirupthipadukiren. Which sounding like yours I begin to panic Trying again and again to see your face – Now What would you be playing? ‘Keerthans’ in your mind Left over saplings Would you be lisping and murmuring? In your new cradle would you be swinging about. Ecstasy and drunken fit have begun to cause pain in my heart With milk curdling and hardening in my breast. Chennai: Sneha. Unkeyaana Shanthinikedhanai sirustithu Thiruthi. Un mugam nōkka muyandrum muyandrum – Ippozhudhu Yenna vilaiyaatu vilaiyaadi kondirupaai? Un manadhil keerthanaigal Michcha padhiyangal Mazhaithu munumunupaayō? Pudhiya un oonjalil pasium marandhu parapaayō? Unmadhamum kalverium yen nenjil Nōga thodangivittadhu paal kattiya maarbaga. Sol porukkaadha selvam nee. Creating the ‘Shanthinikethan’ which is all yours I am improving. Un vayadhu sirumi yaaro valiyil vilitha kural Unadhaai kētka Padhaikum manam. Padhaipum Dhisaiyatra kōbamum Payanathin paadhugaapinmaium Yennai seerazhitha kaalathil Naan kaatiya thangathu manal kadalum Kadal kaakaigalum Un prayathinaal marandhuvittirukkum. changing and getting fulfilled. You are a treasure beyond words.Kadalum Magalum (Magal Dhanyavuku) Un ninaivagala paarka Meendum mugathudan poruthi kolkiren. maatri.