Sparrows lining their nests with gemstones

சூட்டுடைத் தலைச் செந்நிற வாரணம்
தாட்டு ணைக்குடை யத்தகை சான்மணி
மேட்டு இமைப்பன; ‘மின்மினி ஆம்’ எனக்
கூட்டின் உய்க்கும, குரீஇயின் குழாம்அரோ.

Comb headed red roosters,
dig up precious gemstones
from garbage heaps; mistaking them for fireflies,
gather them in nests, do host of sparrows.

The country is so wealthy that precious gems are thrown away with garbage. As the roosters dig up garbage mounds, these gems pop out. The sparrows mistake them to be fireflies and take them to line their nests for light.

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