Friday, May 4, 2018

அழகும் உண்மையும்


இது நான் கல்லூரியில் படித்த கவிதை. திரௌபதியின் கதை இந்தக்கவிதையை ஞாபகப்படுத்தியது


I died for beauty, but was scarce
Adjusted in the tomb,
When one who died for truth was lain
In an adjoining room.

He questioned softly why I failed?
"For beauty," I replied.
"And I for truth - the two are one;
We brethren are," he said.

And so, as kinsmen met a-night,
We talked between the rooms,
Until the moss had reached our lips,
And covered up our names.