SariyAi sonnIr (well said)...
mADu mEikkum pATTukku avar pOga mATTArO?
chuDuvarO nalla pATTaiyumE, 'Tup Tup ' enRE?
nADu pugazh MaNiyin gAnathai 'Ai, Uy' enRavarai
kADu vAzh vilangugaLukkoppiDudal aRiyArO?
UTRenap pongi vanda UTRukkADavar pADalai
sITRamoDu siRumai seivarO puliyArumE?
kaTRadellAm ethanai, kaNDaRinadadumE?
veTRu vidaiyai UnRi vaLarpparO isaip payirai??
Won't he go for the cowherd's song?
Would he shoot 'tup tup' at good music?
Those who called Mani's music mere 'Ai Uy'
Were wild beasts, don't we know today?
Eternal spring are UthukkADu kavi's songs
Belittle them, would he, wild feline?
All that he has learned, all perceptions! Yet
Plants empty husks for a harvest of music