chandra thiagarajan


Importance of Rain


Through rain’s pouring source
The world maintains its course
Rain in itself is a food
And it verily produces precious food.

If clouds with hold the promised rain
Hunger and distress in the world reign
If clouds impart the bounteous rain
It restores hunger’s gnawing pain.

If no drops of rain are shed
Even the blades of grass are dead
If clouds curb their gifts
Even wealth of wide sea drifts.

If the sky becomes practically dry
Offerings are nil even to God in heaven high
If the clouds their waters cease
People cannot offer alms to ease.

In Hindu tradition as God Himself, is rain regarded
And as “Varuna Bhagavan” is deified and denoted!

Submitted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Inspired by Thirukkural which is the masterpiece of Tamil Literature with the highest and purest expressions of human thought. It is a classic of rhyming couplets expounding various aspects of life.
It was authored by Saint Thiruvalluvar, a great Tamil Poet who lived 30years before Christ.
It has been translated in over 60 languages of the world.

Comments about this poem (Importance of Rain by chandra thiagarajan )

  • Silver Star - 3,342 Points Patricia Grantham (4/15/2013 3:01:00 PM)

    What a glorious poem about the rain. So wonderfully expressed by you Chandra.
    Without the rain there would be no life on here on Earth! I appreciate this one. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,092 Points Unwritten Soul (4/8/2013 10:19:00 AM)

    To me, each raindrop is a blessing and sure when it rains, we have million drops...shall we count our blessing now for each calming sound it produced, each soothing calm it gave, and the greener crops we have...Thanks to the One, for love and blessing in the raindrops, i like this poem my dear friend_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,088 Points Valsa George (4/6/2013 7:29:00 AM)

    A beautifully rhyming poem on rain connecting it with Hindu Scriptures! Yes, water is the elixir of life! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,515 Points Neela Nath (4/5/2013 6:32:00 AM)

    Terrific poem on rain. I loved the foot note too. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,179 Points Valerie Dohren (4/3/2013 5:42:00 PM)

    Without rain there would be no water and no life on earth. Excellent Chandra. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 687 Points Kavya . (4/3/2013 5:35:00 AM)

    very true...everything in life, nature is linked to one another, without one the another doesnt arise (Report) Reply

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