How the king behaves?
He gains famous by fostering the poets, the dancers and gets their affection. The bests praise his judgments. Men of capacity shower kindness towards him. He has tender heart as female gender and braveness as masculine gender. He is the place of asylum to Brahmins.
Such a great man is now in tomb. The God of Death has taken his soul without mercy. You the poet family, come together to scorn the Death God so as the world to grumble loudly.
Poem by: Poet Pottiyar
Poem on: King KoppPeunJolan
Context: on seeing king’s tomb