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Tesu A Folk Love Story of India 01

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Tesu A Folk Love Story of India 01

 
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, Remain illuminated 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 Ravindra Kanpur India 4th Nov. 2012 To continue …..... Protected under the copy write provisions of Poetry Soup as per US laws. Copying this story without the permission of the writer is strictly prohibited and would be subject to legal remedies taken by the writer. 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 called ‘Tesuwalas’ prevailing darkness*- A night without Moon/b>/center>

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  1. Date: 12/21/2012 10:31:00 PM
    Ravindra, stopping by with my warmest thoughts~ my best wishes go out to you and your family. Have yourself a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year* Always & Forever ;-) PD

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 12/22/2012 4:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks PD for your wonderful good wishes. My heartiest Good Wishes for a wonderful and lovely Xmas with all the Season’s Greetings for you and your family. Will express more on your wonderful new Poem. Thanks once again my friend. Love and best wishes always...Ravindra
  1. Date: 12/6/2012 7:05:00 AM
    What an interesting tradition. I had never heard of it. Thanks for sharing.

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 12/6/2012 7:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your interest. Hope you would find the story quite interesting. More soon on your page. With best wishes...Ravindra
  1. Date: 12/1/2012 3:25:00 PM
    this is wonderful Ravindra, this is what poetry is all about, the sharing of our cultures, i will read the rest of these...

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 12/2/2012 9:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Harry. What you are saying is very true. Sharing and appreciating each other’s wonderful good feelings and things creates an atmosphere of a better understanding to make this world a more beautiful place to live and love. I am sure you would find this wonderful love story a thing to remember. More on you page. RavindraK
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 4:22:00 PM
    Hello Ravindra, a great choice of a Folk love story to share with us here at the soup. Tesu seems very well organized and made me feel the sublime, I feel very prepared for the big day! The detail in your poem was impressive and so very well spoken and told... moving on to the next part of your poem,,, xox~pd!

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 11/10/2012 8:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks my friend for your valuable appreciations of this sweet but perhaps never before sung story. I am so grateful for your kind words and your comments on the impact and hopes from this story. Hope you would continue to tell me, if I am not doing justice with this created story. More on your page. Love and best wishes...Ravindra
  1. Date: 11/8/2012 8:03:00 PM
    You do such a great job of inviting all of us into your culture Ravi, you have such a colorful history woven with the myths of ancestors. I really enjoy stepping out of my comfort zone into something magically new. Love, Lizzie

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 3:29:00 PM
    you sure do a good job portraying legends and origins of traditions! let me see part two.

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 11:50:00 AM
    Thank you for illuminating a world I am unfamiliar with and yet through your words I now have a connection of spirit.

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 9:40:00 AM
    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 love and remember. With best wishes before the festival of Dewali (Light) ...Ravindra