Prelude Note: The Poem Tesu is based on a folk story of India.
The Tesuwalas* as depicted in the Poem are gradually
diminishing with the passing of time and changing life
styles. It's a tribute to that great warrior and lover,
who sacrificed his life because he had promised. How
and when you would come to know shortly.....
Hope you would find this wonderful Indian traditional
story a thing to remember. With best wishes before the
festival of Dewali (Light) ...Ravindra
Tesu A Folk Love Story of India Part 1
The festival of the splendid lights
Of Dewali, is not very far off,
The Tesuwalas* would come to wish,
You, your dreams and homes,
With happiness and colorful lights. 01
The Tesu* has come,
With its pomp & show,*
We have come to bless you,
“Your dreams may come true”
But please, take out some coins,
From the far-far corner
Of your miser purse,
For the little girls and boys of Tesuwalas*
Who come only once in a year to greet you. 02
The prevailing darkness,*
Would eliminate soon,
And all the blackness
Of the night too,
Would vanish soon,
Just light your lamps,
In this black dark night,
As, only one single lamp
Has the powe,r
To eliminate any darkness,
And you began to feel,
The glimpse of light sublime. 03
Kanpur India 4th Nov. 2012 To continue ….....
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Tesu* - The Name of the hero of this Poem.
Pomp & Show* the earthen pot (Handiya)
With a symbolic light in it and nicely decorated
with a face with big mustache on the earthen pot
is the pomp & show of Tesu.
Tesuwalas* - Hindi word. The young boys
and girls, who carry The decorated
earthen pot with holes and a light
inside on their head and come
Once in a year near Dewali are
prevailing darkness*- A night without Moon/b>/center>