Saturday, 9 May 2015

Purananuru 300

Give me leather shield immediately to cover my chest in battle, you asked for. It was provided. Even then, you are likely to hiding behind a large stone. It is a covert deed.  
Yesterday you killed braver. Today his younger brother is searching for you and your king's fort to revenge. Are you ready to face him?  

Poem by: AricilKilar
Poem on: soldier searching for the killer of his elder brother, to revenge.  
Context: previous day one elder brother was killed in battle-field. On the next day the younger brother was searching to kill him. 
The poem belongs to second century B.C. 

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