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Folk Song of India Farmer, Clouds, Rains and Trees

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This Folk Song in Hindi with Titles in English and Roman English contains the Story of a farmer, who was too worried to see his dry fields in rainy season. Because of no Rains, the season of planting Rice saplings was getting delayed. His eyes were full of tears. The clouds felt pity for this noble farmer and it showered rains and filled his fields with rain water because of his love for trees. The story also shows concern on cutting of trees, which results in no rains often and in the end inspires others to plant more and more trees.

Your comments on "How you liked this Song" would be highly appreciated on You Tube.

Love and best wishes...Ravindra


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Folk Song of India Farmer, Clouds, Rains and Trees

A Folk Song of India My Video Song is also on You Tube Background Note: Its a story of a worried Farmer as his fields were dry because of no rains & the season of planting Rice was passing fast. His eyes were full of tears while thinking, what he would eat & earn if he fails to plant the Rice saplings without good Rains in his fields. The song conveys feelings of an Indian farmer, who often face such situations due to lack of rains. Rains felt pity & flooded his fields or his love for Trees & Nature. Folk Song of India- Farmer, Clouds, Rains and Trees The Farmer was thinking, While sitting near his fields, How, he would plant, The saplings of Dhaan ( Rice). The clouds keep coming, But fly away and vanish soon, There are hardly few trees in the forest, Who can call and attract the clouds. To tell the clouds, The miseries of the farmer, As, clouds never overlook, The wishes of their beloved trees. But the trees could not convey and tell, The tortures and pains, they have suffered, One by one they have been cut and burned, By none other than their own nursing Man. Because of this only , The clouds often do not come, And run away without showering, When they see such humans. The Farmer was thinking, While sitting near his fields, How without rains he would plant, The saplings of Dhaan ( Rice). But that old farmer, Had planted many many trees, Thinking that the clouds, Came down on the ground. The eyes of the old farmer, Were wet and restless, Tears were appearing and were, Coming out, every now and then. The clouds hovering on the fields, Saw tears in his eyes, While wiping his tears, The clouds too began to weep. Then, it began to rain all over, And the fields got flooded soon, The old farmer raised his head, And saw towards the sky. After seeing all around, The fields flooded with water, The farmer with gratitude, Again & again touched the Rain clouds. Tears started flowing from his eyes, With happiness, And the clouds again showered more rains, To wipe the tears from the eyes of the old farmer. Then the time came to plant, The saplings of Dhaan (Rice), Without forests and their darling trees, Clouds hardly showers their love drops. The Farmer was thinking, While sitting near the fields, He would again plant, Many more and more tree this time. Kanpur India 24th July 2012center> Sub in Hon of LisaCooper for her Silver Tear contest

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  1. Date: 4/8/2013 6:44:00 PM
    Ravindra, wonderful how well you capture the worry and dread of a dry season and how it might well be the death of a farmer.

  1. Date: 9/27/2012 5:47:00 PM
    nice poetry with a story to tell ,,,,,, you have a blessed day ;}

  1. Date: 8/19/2012 7:19:00 PM
    was looking for something to see of yours but i think I have read all your poems on this page! Just looking again at this one. So nice it was.

  1. Date: 8/13/2012 8:09:00 PM
    Rav, Hey I read that you were having eye difficulties...I hope this is merely a brief situation for you...I will watch and listen to your you tube song--how lovely to bless your homeland with warm tho'ts of rain that is so desparately needed. We too are in a serious drought in the US...prices will surely be on the rise from it...all the best to your precious heartfelt poetry pen and to the regaining of better eyesight. Best regards, gwendolen

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 5:27:00 AM
    an amazing portrayal of the farmer and hs dilemma.. our farmers are in severe drought as well and I am going to suggest they see your video and read your lines so vivid and so breathtaking Ravindra.. hope u r having a super day.. I have beend dealing with concussion for three weeks now since I fell and hit my head chasing puppy..please forgive me for not visiting your work sooner my friend..luv..

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 7/27/2012 6:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Linda for your Rain drops like showering words. How is your injury? Hope you must be recovering fast. I too was not regular on PS in the last over thirty days. First you take care of your health. You know after composing this Song, on a train when I reached my Son's place next two days, it heavily rained. My Song may help your farmers too, I will pray for it. It’s raining here also today.
  1. Date: 7/26/2012 3:20:00 PM
    I love this, RAvindra. The rain came for his tears! What an awesome picture. This could be a great entry to the silver tear contest!!

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 7/26/2012 9:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andrea for liking the Song and for the information on Silver Tear contest. Love and best wishes...Ravindra
  1. Date: 7/24/2012 10:34:00 AM
    Good Morning & Good Evening. I was partly away from PS for over a month as I could not post any new Poem in the last one month. Hope you all are enjoying the current season of Rains and would find my Folk Song translated here in English, but originally sung in Hindi and placed on YOU TUBE as Video Song as a chance to see the feelings and sentiments of Indian village farmers. You comments on You Tube would be highly appreciated. Love and best wishes...Ravindra