Legendary poet Kumaranasan compares stages of human life and fame with that of a flower.
This is the fourth stanza of Veenapoove by Kumaranasan. It is a philosophical poem that depicts the life cycle of human beings. Stages of a flower are similar to fame that people gain during youth. He conveys a strong message that every living being is bound by same laws of nature and will one day fade away just like a flower.
Read the first stanza of this poem here.
You shook your head to the tunes
of birds tweeting at sunrise
In a day you already have learned the hard facts of life
And have enjoyed the eternal silence of starry nights