Bard. Very Bard.

Some general wilfing yesterday led me to this page. While I am not exactly smart enough to appreciate Shakespeare in the fullest possible sense, the sheer cadence and music of the words when spoken out loud amazes me every time.

Subsequently, for some strange reason, I was watching Vikram and Trisha having a philosophically profound dialogue while dancing at the same time.

And that heady concoction started creating all sorts of shady images in my mind, of Stratford based Gaana paatu lyric writers named Vallam Seshappa Iyer, wearing silk lungi and screaming in frustration – “Otha dei. Adhu “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” and not “Sinks and a rose….” at amateur actors playing Omlette, the prince of Patthukkuri.

So what does one do to dispel these disturbing images? One cannot write poetry as beautifully as Chenthil. But one can try eh? So here is a cough-cough poetic translation of that popular dialogue between Vikram and Trisha.

Tie the knot, my fairest, shall we

and flee this city of tyrants so loveless,

Or might we first our bold journey undertake,

while I wait with a ring for thee, breathless.

Our union is but a precursor to child,

our own bundle of sweetness and smile

But my lover so strong, can the knot not wait,

Imagine our little one by my side down that aisle.

8 Comments

Leave a Comment

  1. Shakespeare iye Iyer aakkeetiya?
    Next you’ll be telling me his wife was Anantheshwari who lived in a pleasant palm-thatched cottage in Tirunelveli-upon-Tamrabarani

  2. Annathey… nice dabachification… Unakkulayum oru Sheik Spears kunthingunnu keerar.

    I will song both the sangs for Mai Gairl Phrend…

    But” Kalayanam thaan kattikuttu and

    Tie the knot, my fairest, shall we?

    are sure to have dibberent effects.

    Paakalam

  3. Ofcourse Shakespeare is Indian and an iyer of all – it is is the short form of saklespuri periasamy Iyer. A prolific conposer fom Tanjavur who settled in North and ultimately through port of Mumbai sailed to Lundun.

    Westerners as usual “thirinjified” a perfect indian name!!!!!!!!

  4. Ofcourse Shakespeare is Indian and an iyer of all – it is is the short form of …..what I’ve heard from my dad..

    William Shakespeare – V.M. Sesha -p-Iyer

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s