Why My Hair Is Not Gray

Purananuru 191

If you ask me how it is
that I'm so full of years
and yet my hair is not gray,

it's because
my wife is virtuous,
my children are mature;

younger men wish
what I wish,
and the king only protects,
doesn't do what shouldn't be done.

Moreover, my town
has several noble men,
wise and self-possessed.
Author of original: 
Picirantaiyar
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