- Poems of கண்ணதாசன்
This lesson deals with the poems of கண்ணதாசன், one of the topmost modern poets in Tamil. The contents of his poems are love, pathos, motherhood and philosophy. The qualities of his poems are simplicity, sweetness, beautiful diction, metaphors and similes. This lesson provides a feast of all these for your enjoyment and learning.
Besides the first and the last units of introduction and summary respectively there are five central units.
The first of these central units presents a short biography of கண்ணதாசன். His interest and ability, contributions, politics and principles, creations and demise are narrated.
The next unit presents the feelings of hardship, love and motherhood as brought out in the poems of
The philosophic poems treated in the third central unit take up social equality and religious spirituality.
The fourth unit deals with the poet’s choice of words for depicting simplicity, richness and beauty; Even difficult and intricate philosophic ideas are expressed though simple words.
Novelty and high aims are explicit in his comparisons and concrete images.
However, the fifth central unit mentions his contradictions. Politically and individually there are contradictory statements in his poems. The poet himself accepts his contradictions as stages of his development.
From this lesson you will come to know all about the modern Tamil poet கண்ணதாசன். It will also enable you to understand how love, sorrow and philosophy are the core contents of his writings. You will definitely appreciate his simple, sweet, clear, accurate, comparative and concrete expressions of beauty. You will be greatly impressed with the creative genius of this great modern Tamil poet.