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Tesu A Folk Love Story of India 4

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Tesu A Folk Love Story of India 4


Tesu A Folk Love Story of India Part. 4 Prelude Note: The story as painted here on Poetry Soup is the sole creation and imagination of the writer, except the names Tesu and Jhonjhi. The Poem Tesu is based on a folk story of India. The Tesuwalas* (little children with a earthen lamp on their heads) 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 Tesu, who sacrificed his life because he had given words to someone. How and when you would come to know soon .... With best wishes before the festival of Dewali (Light) ...Ravindra Tesu A Folk Love Story of India Part. 4 This is how , the existence of the name & deeds of Tesu Was saved by small village children who are carrying it since ages On their pretty little heads. 09 Though the name and story has lost Its real warmths and glamour In the mind of those Who have forgotten This non painted hero Of the bygone age. 10 By coming only once in a year near Dewali* These little children Carry Tesu and Jhonjhi, While singing the Songs Of their forgotton love story As a rememberance of a Hero And his lovely bold beloved Jhonjhi. 11 To continue... Ravindra Kanpur India 10th Nov. 2012 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. Clarification of Hindi words* Dewali* - The festival of light. Tesu* - The Name of the hero of this Poem. 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/center>

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  1. Date: 11/11/2012 5:30:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading of your countries' traditions..Sara

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 6:45:00 PM

    You make me want to travel to India. As always I enjoy your words.

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor Date: 11/10/2012 8:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's a big compliment Richard. I am really grateful for your kind words and feelings and hope you would continue be with this story to remind me if I am painting it well or not. More on your page soon. Love and best wishes always...Ravindra
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 4:40:00 PM

    All the pretty little heads.. How sweet the sound. My dear friend, Ravindra. I wonder if this is what Tesu, would want? To be remember as a hero. Enduring Promises, are all a hero will ever have left. Thank you - not only for your kind words, but also for the opportunity to read your poetry as a far away friend. I will continue to look for the rest of this continued "Folk love story." always~ pd

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor Date: 11/10/2012 8:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks PD my friend for your precious words/comments. I was at the verge of taking a decision, whether to continue this story or not, when you saved this sweet little story. Love and best wishes always..Ravindra
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 11:47:00 AM

    Part 4th of the Love Story of Tesu is here on Poetry Soup for my Poet friends and for the viewers of other links. With best wishes...Ravindra