Wednesday, January 13, 2010

On Pongal, Makara Sankranthi and Lohri

A paean to the faceless farmer 

Rice, wheat and cereals, we take for granted;
Is from the blood, sweat, love and tears of someone wanted.

Yet, do we remember you proper and right?
The unknown, unsung farmer, without whom our life is a blight.

Hours and hours of work in the fields, you vest;
Day in and day out, with no break or rest

Whether it is sun, rain or drought, you sow and reap;
The crops nurtured with care as we sleep.

To you, the men and women true;
We owe you a thanks, from our heart anew.

As you celebrate your harvest festival,
We respect your effort and wish you well.

As you thank the sun, the rain and your stock,
By boiling rice, milk and jaggery in a pot.

For all the work that you have done for us,
May the future for you be prosperous

Images courtesy: Wikipedia


gils said...

aappyy sankranti raammmmmmmmmmmmm

Swaram said...

Ohh yess what wud we be without them?

God bless them all :)

A very happy festival to u too RamMmm

RamMmm said...

@gils, @Swaram - nimma ibbarigu ee Sankranthiyaa, pongala subhashayagalu.

Shruti said...

U speak kannada? Gud..
I loved ur poem re :)
Happy pongal/sankaranti

RamMmm said...

Thanks Shruti. Wish you the same. I know to speak Kannada very well. Reading and writing is only as good as a 1st standard kid, but I am improving. :-)

chennai girl said...

Nicely written. Wish u and ur family a very happy pongal.... Pongal thaane illa sankranthi yaa? ;)

RamMmm said...

Thanks chennai girl - I celebrate both(celebrate - meaning has changed over the years). :-) Half-Kannadiga/Half-Tamil.

Anu said...

Happy Pongal/Sankranti :)

RamMmm said...

Wish you a wonderful Pongal as well. Looks like you had, from your post. :-D

Srivats said...

so true often we forget the people behind our so happy lives! bow to them!

zeno said...

Good one :)

RamMmm said...

@Srivats - Yep, they deserve better for all their effort.

@zeno - Thanks.