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Puthumai Penn -
- Paintings in Oils by Jayalakshmi Satyendra
"..ஆணும் பெண்ணும் நிகரெனக் கொள்வதால்
அறிவி லோங்கி இவ் வையம் தழைக்குமாம்..
நிலத்தின் தன்மை பயிர்க்குள தாகுமாம்..."
Bharathy in Puthumai Penn
SHE, THE WOMAN of TAMIL EELAM...
A poem in Tamil by Vanati, captain of the armed wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, born on 19-02-1964 and died on
11-07-1991 at the battle for Elephant Pass. English translation is by Professor Peter Schalk
||Her forehead shall be adorned
not with kunkumam (but) with red blood.
All that is seen in her eyes
is not the sweetness of youth (but) the tombs of the dead.
Her lips shall utter
not useless sentences
(but) firm declarations of those who have fallen down.
On her neck will lay
no tali, (but) a Cyanide capsule!
She has embraced
not men , (but) weapons!
Her legs are going and searching,
not for searching a relationship with relatives
(but ) looking towards the liberation of the soil of Tamililam.
Her gun will fire shots.
No failure will cause the enemy to fall!
It will break the fetters of Tamililam!!
Then from our people's lips
a national anthem will tone up!!!