Read [The Interior Landscape Love Poems from a Classical Tamil Anthology Oxford India Paperbacks] ☆ A.K. Ramanujan

Ripes on its oung bodytroubles the jungle elephantthis slip of a girlher teeth like sprouts of new riceher wrists stacked with banglestroubles meCatti N ta rKu 119What She SaidThe bare root of the bean is pinklike the leg Of A Jungle Henand Herds Of Deer a jungle henand herds of deer its overripe podsFor the harshness of this early frostthere is no curebut the breast of my manA r Na mullaiKu 68 Tamil Sangam poetry from the early CENTURIES AD LOVE POEMS SPARE YET SO RICH WITH AD Love poems spare Il est temps d'agir (IC.ESSAIS) yet so rich with Reminds one of haiku Ramanujan s epilogue on the poetry of this age showed me exactly how little I know of this rich vein of literature Gorgeous gorgeous stuff Some crosses we will always carryWhat he saidLove love they say Yet love is no new grief nor sudden disease nor something that rages and cools Like madness in an elephant coming up when he eats certain leaves love waits forou to find someone to look at Kur 136 The Afterword in this book alone is reason enough to read this book Provides an excellent and simple introduction to Tamil akam interior subjective dealing with matters of the heart and human emotions All the poems in the collection were written between 2c BC to 2c CE Despite the distance in time the poems thanks to AKRs translation are immensely accessible As with all good poetry reading multiple times reveals ever and Ramanujan s translations in this version have tried to be true to the original Tamil phrases which combined with the context the afterword provides gave me endless enjoyment Friends and family had to put up with me insisting on reading out several of the poems In full disclosure having studied some of these poems in 9th and 10th grade and being a native Tamil speaker made this a very special going back home feeling The book induced me to rush out and get two of Tamil Sangam poetry books Poems of Love and War From the Eight Anthologies and the Ten Long Poems of Classical TamilThe Four Hundred Songs of War and Wisdom An Anthology of Poems from Classical Tamil the PurananuruLooking forward to pleasurable poetry This book is a great place to start if ou ve never read any Tamil love poetry I d begin with the Afterword in this book. En a modern language and form In an effort at fidelity to the effect of the images and their placement in the original Ramanujan has given a visual shape to the poems by typographic devices This classic anthology of translations has long been out of print It should interest all those who read poetry as well as those who value Ramanujan's gift as a translato. ,


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In my wildness but that seems such a shame But then even livingaway from her seems such a shameWhat Her Friend SaidThe great city fell asleep but we did not sleep Clearly we heard all night from the hillock next to our house the tender branches of the flower clustered tree with leaves like peacock feet let fall their blue sapphire flowersWhat She SaidThe rains already old have brought new leaf upon the fields The grass spears are trimmed and blunted by the deer The jasmine creeper is showing its buds through their delicate calyx like the laugh of a wildcat In jasmine country it is evening for the hovering Bees But Look He Hasn T Come but look he hasn t come He left me and went in search of wealthWhat He Said to Himself in the Desert Here the trunk of the uk tree is soft as the back of a dove and its beads of fruit are shaken down as the bandithis arrow readied in the bow climbs high placeson the look out for passers bychewing on a surrogate barkin the desertfor want of waterEven these wilds may grow sweet if only I can keep my mind s eye steady as I go on my love s mound of venusjeweled by gold and beadsor simply onher lovely breastsWhat She SaidPeople say You will have to bear it Don t they know what passion is likeor is it that they are so strongAs for me if I do not see my lover grief drowns my heartand like a streak of foam in high watersdashed on the rockslittle by little I ebband become nothing Poems selected from the Kuruntokai one of the eight anthologies of classical Tamil ascribed to the first three centuries ADWhat She SaidBless ou my heartThe shell bangles slipfrom my wasting handsMy eyes sleepless for daysare muddiedGet up let s go let s get outof this loneliness hereLet s gowhere the tribes wearthe narcotic wreaths of cannabisbeyond the land of Ka ithe chieftain with many spearslet s go I sayto where my man isenduring evenalien languagesM m la rKu 11What She SaidOnly the thief man isenduring evenalien languagesM m la rKu 11What She SaidOnly the thief there no one elseAnd if he should lie what can I doThere was onlya thin legged heron standingon legs ellow as millet stemsand lookingfor lampreysin the running waterwhen he took meKapilarKu 25What He SaidAs a little white snakewith lovely st. Balanced by courtesy transparency by ironies and nuances of design impersonality by vivid detail spareness by richness of implication The poems come from one of the earliest surviving texts of Tamil poetry the Kuruntokai an anthology of love lyrics probably recorded during the first three centuries AD Seventy six of these classical poems have here been giv. ,
Minimalist Indian love poems from around 300 AD that feel startlingly fresh There s some kinship to Japanese haiku and a modernist insistence on ambiguity ellipsis And Indirection The Concluding indirection The concluding about Tamil literary culture from Ramanujan is enlightening discussing the formal grid of words setting and images that the poets were expected to employ depending on the type of love poem among five options they were writing Reminiscent of an OULIPO exercise Here s a sample poem that particularly grabbed me My lover has not come backthe jasmine has blossomed A goat herd comes into townwith goats and milkto take some rice to the otherswaiting outside pa This anthology like most anthologies reuires devotion and time The poems are translated from Tamil so they reuire earnest attention to considerations and alterations that have been made to the meaning and connotations Additionally there are themes and techniues unknown to readers of non Tamilian literature which are helpfully explained in the preface and index of the book There are some exceptional uotes in this book So is the interior landscape just a zoo Something s definitely lost in translation A few animal metaphors are fine but this was like every poem Didn t really resonate A thoughtful and provocative translation of prose from a distant removed perhaps but what my senses told me is my provocative translation of prose from a distant removed perhaps but what my senses told me is my made me think of how love and union may be fleeting et the pangs frustrations and small comforts of love are ancient one of the most identifiable threads running through the human experience I don t like poetry at all I tend to zone out and cannot for the life of me unravel all the metaphors and imager What She SaidMy lover capable of terrible lies at night lay close to me in a dream that lied like truth I woke up still deceived and caressed the bed truth I woke up still deceived and caressed the bed it my lover It s terrible I grow lean in loneliness like a water lily gnawed by a beetleWhat He SaidIf one can tell morning from noon from listless evening the night of sleeping towns from dawn then one s love is a lie If I should lose herI could proclaim my misery in the streets riding mock horses on palmyra stems. In translating these poems from the ancient Dravidian into English the poet and translator AK Ramanujan who died in 1993 has rendered two services he has introduced Indian and Western readers to an unfamiliar and fascinating literary tradition and he has provided access to some examples of a mature classical poetry In them as the translator notes passion is.

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    Read [The Interior Landscape Love Poems from a Classical Tamil Anthology Oxford India Paperbacks] ☆ A.K. Ramanujan Minimalist Indian love poems from around 300 AD that feel startlingly fresh There's some kinship to Japanese haiku and a modernist insistence on ambiguity ellipsis and indirection The concluding essay about Tamil literary culture from Ramanujan is enlightening discussing the formal grid of words setting and image

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    Read ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ A.K. Ramanujan A.K. Ramanujan ↠ 2 Read Characters The Interior Landscape Love Poems from a Classical Tamil Anthology Oxford India Paperbacks Poems selected from the Kuruntokai one of the eight anthologies of classical Tamil ascribed to the first three centuries ADWhat She SaidBless you my heartThe shell bangles slipfrom my wasting handsMy eyes sleepless for daysare muddiedGet up let’s go let’s get outof this loneliness hereLet’s gowhere the tribes wearthe narcotic wreaths of cannabisbeyond the land of Kaṭṭithe chieftain with many spearslet’s go

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    Read [The Interior Landscape Love Poems from a Classical Tamil Anthology Oxford India Paperbacks] ☆ A.K. Ramanujan Read ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ A.K. Ramanujan This anthology like most anthologies reuires devotion and time The poems are translated from Tamil so they reuire earnest attention to considerations and alterations that have been made to the meaning and connotations Additionally there are themes and techniues unknown to readers of non Tamilian literature which are help

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    Read [The Interior Landscape Love Poems from a Classical Tamil Anthology Oxford India Paperbacks] ☆ A.K. Ramanujan Tamil Sangam poetry from the early centuries AD Love poems spare yet so rich with metaphor Reminds one of haiku Ramanujan's epilogue on the poetry of this age showed me exactly how little I know of this rich vein of literature Gorgeou

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    Read [The Interior Landscape Love Poems from a Classical Tamil Anthology Oxford India Paperbacks] ☆ A.K. Ramanujan So is the interior landscape just a zoo? Something's definitely lost in translation A few animal metaphors are fine but this was like every poem Didn't really resonate

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    Read [The Interior Landscape Love Poems from a Classical Tamil Anthology Oxford India Paperbacks] ☆ A.K. Ramanujan A.K. Ramanujan ↠ 2 Read Read ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ A.K. Ramanujan Some crosses we will always carryWhat he saidLove love they say Yet love is no new grief nor sudden disease; nor something that rages and cools Like madness in an elephant coming up when he eats certain leaves love waits for you to find someone to look at Kur 136

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    Read [The Interior Landscape Love Poems from a Classical Tamil Anthology Oxford India Paperbacks] ☆ A.K. Ramanujan The Afterword in this book alone is reason enough to read this book Provides an excellent and simple introduction to Tamil akam interior subjective dealing with matters of the heart and human emotions All the poems in the collection were written between 2c BC to 2c CE Despite the distance in time the poems thanks to AKRs translation are immensely accessible As with all good poetry reading multiple times reveal

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