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Rain and Poetry

Original: Male Matthu Kavithe by Kotresh Arasikere

Translation by: Prof. Ramaprasad B V

Each rain

has a name

each rain

is a poem.

How many names

for poems!


Sometimes rain cuddles,

sometimes cantankerous,

it irritates,

uncomprehendingly pouring down.

Simple like a child,

sometimes scanty

sometimes bounty.


Simply get drenched

in adoration

till comprehension dawns

sometimes comprehending.



Every time it pours,

it infatuates.

a drizzle or a downpour,

even when boring

teaches humble living.


What a good poet

This rain is!

Every time it pours

it amazes, and

gifts a new poem, and

nurtures like mother.


Original poem


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