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The parting gift from kerala

The rains are finally here. And they have washed up quite a lot of memories.

Of playing in the puddle, trying to catch the small fishes and tadpoles, ever vary of the watersnakes...

Of being wrapped up in a blanket and listening to the roar of rain at night...

Of prayers demanded, but unheeded...

Of hugging slightly wet doggies and retaining the doggy smell in my clothes all day....

Of waiting for the rain to start, forgetting to even breath and staring at the sky...

Of listening and identifying the roar of the ocean from the chatter of rain sitting in my backyard...

Of climbing down the almost full well when parents are not at home, and taking many impromptu bathes...

Of finding a great river in a nearby stream, and finding an ocean in the nearby pond...

Of watching the coconut trees lash out in agony as the wind laments for the falling drops...

Of books read with the rain as the background...

Of birds nests down and re-errected..

Rain for me, bring the memories of childhood back.

And during a not that long time ago -

Of cycling in the rain to reach home to wait for a phone call...

Of balancing an umbrella in one hand and the assignment in another - and keeping the assignment dry so that some one then special can submit it...

Of realising that it is not to be and crying, and the rain giving me company in a new place...

Of trekking in the hot sun, and suddenly being rejunuvated by the rain...

Of heartbreaks, and each time the rain cries my heart out for me...

Of walking in the rain with friends in the security of a campus with a small area but a large heart...

Of realities, and the sadness that they bring...

But rain consoles me... and substitutes my tears so that my ego remains unshattered.

16 Comments:

Blogger raven :

love the rain.
n love u bud.... ensoi the rain while i head to hot n humid u-know-where :(

12:24 PM  
Blogger karram :

"..cause every time it rains
I fall to pieces
So many memories the rain releases.."

http://www.lyricsfreak.com/a/ace+of+base/everytime+it+rains_20003597.html

10:27 PM  
Blogger banished soul :

@ karram: thanks! i will definitely get it from somewhere and will listen to that song now...

1:54 AM  
Blogger karram :

Did you get the song ?
I have it, and I can send it to you if you want.

1:09 AM  
Anonymous kiron :

Lots of posts. And i get very little time to read and post comments :(

This was a nice one. Brings back memories of those happy childhood days.

1:21 AM  
Blogger banished soul :

send it via kiron aka maradonkey :) he has my email id

3:51 AM  
Blogger karram :

Done. Have sent it to him.
If there is any delay, catch kiron.

4:00 AM  
Anonymous kiron :

@banished soul
maradonkey ninte .....
pothu sthalathu vachu apamaanikkunodi pothe..

song vaikittu forward cheythekkam :)

4:13 AM  
Blogger lakshmi :

sweet.
hugs.
does this mean you're comin to (adjectives go here) B'lore?

2:22 AM  
Anonymous kiron :

@lakshmi
i don't think so :(
anyway, waiting for banished soul's comment.

5:54 AM  
Blogger the still dancer :

poignant. Truly so.

9:57 AM  
Blogger cloud9ine :

so so want to be back in the first rain with the smell of earth seeping out...

want to run all the way from college to bus stand in the rain, soaking yourself and shaking yourself dry like that puppy..

how long till i get back to the lovely kerala monsoon!

lucky you!

12:13 AM  
Blogger raven :

sorry to spoil the keralaites get together... and the XL bonding (if any).... but all i want are delhi's sharp showers beating away the the dry dusty summer heat and producing that fragrance of raw earth that no other can match.

and if u can't gimme that, atleast provide with the never-ending fortnight long drizzle that monsoons in joka were... with the lakes overflowing... sun shut out for days altogether and the soft yet certain sound of rain touching on the foliage outside my window.

gimme them and i'll gladly hear to your mallu rumblings for time immemorial (or atleast the next few posts :D)

~NOM

2:57 PM  
Blogger raven :

*rumblings = ramblings

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous :

there are many songs on the rain,but these lyrics are poignant:

http://www.martylloyd.com/artist_t/trish_thuy_trang_lyrics/rhythm_of_the_rain_lyrics.html

11:50 PM  
Blogger Nikhil Narayanan :

just waiting to reach home to get drenched.....its jus 3 more days

10:46 PM  

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