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(harichandran) 02 The Famous Kingdom - Poem by Rajaram Ramachandran

The Sky

When the milk ocean was churned,
Venomous dark, the blue sky turned.
Here, pure water clouds rose up to the sky
From the blue sea, that was too salty.

It presented a scene of war,
Where clouds that stood afar,
Shot rain drops, non-stop down,
Like a continuous arrows’ chain.

The Rain drops

From the milk ocean came nectar,
Here, rain drops brought pure water,
That flooded the thirsty land,
And nourished every bit of sand.

The Flood

From the arrows inflicted wounds,
There flowed river-like blood.
Here, the rain brought a flood,
That turned the soiled water red.

Like the gifts from the hands
Of a man shunned all bad habits,
Everywhere the flood ran,
O’er the fields, up and down.

Flood reached the Sarayu River

Rain water flowed everywhere.
It reached the Sarayu River,
With ear-piercing gurgling noise,
Overflowing bunds, uprooting trees.

The mountains gave more pressure
To drain out their flowing water,
That breached the river banks
And damaged all the green plants.

The river ran like a big serpent.
It curled, circled, onward went,
Like Shiva’s bow that was bent,
And His seat, Himalaya Mount.

The unusual force of the water
Dragged in the flooding river
Elephants and lions in depth,
And took them close to death.

Like a male elephant that ran amuck,
A wild course, the mad river took,
Flattening down all mounds,
Filling holes, and knocking bunds.

All the cattle saw the danger,
And dared not to go near
The over-flowing river
To drink their usual water.

It filled up the open fields.
It overflowed the fish tanks.
It pulled the plantain trees down,
All of them, not sparing even one.

The milk ocean was the one
Lord Vishnu had chosen
For rest in His snake bed,
As in scriptures, it was said.

Like this, the Sarayu River,
Carried its flowing water,
To its final resting place,
Choosing ocean as its base.

The flood came for a while,
But left the wet fields fertile,
To grow fresh plantations
And do crop cultivations.

Farmers rejoiced o’er this.
They ploughed the fields,
Prepared them for seeds,
To grow more rich crops.

They drank, out of joy,
The intoxicating toddy,
As a kind of celebration
To welcome this rain.

They built fresh bunds,
Alongside the river beds,
And clearing all the debris,
They planted fresh trees.

Swans staying in the fields,
Hearing the plowing sounds,
Flew away to safe places,
With their droning noises.

The sharp plow tools
Broke conches and pearls,
Tore field fish to pieces,
While they plowed across.

Plows killed many snails,
Besides lilies and lotus,
While they tilled the soils,
Turning fields more fertile.

They planted paddy seeds,
In between, plucked out weeds,
Later, harvested rich grains,
Because of the liberal rains.

To the tune of cuckoos,
In the forest, the peacocks,
Wherever they stayed,
They danced and played.

Granaries full of grains,
Stored in all the houses,
Marked the richness
Of all those residents.

Inside the lotus flowers,
Slept all the chicks,
While the mother swans
Pushed the lotus cradles.

One half of a jack fruit,
A hungry monkey ate.
The other half left
Was like sun with dark spots.

Milk and honey
Flowed in plenty
Like a river in spate
Across the Khosala state.

Pollen grains from flowers,
Poured down like showers.
It was like a yellow blanket
That covered the entire spot.

For all things purchased,
White pearls got exchanged.
This was the trading practice,
That showed country’s richness.

The people lived in peace.
They were all so wise,
To speak only on virtues
And not on undesirable vices.


Poems About River

  1. 1. (harichandran) 02 The Famous Kingdom , Rajaram Ramachandran
  2. 2. *the Memory River* , Dwi utami
  3. 3. The River That Flows On And On , Meriam Joseph
  4. 4. The Paroo , Henry Lawson
  5. 5. ***river , Abdul Wahab
  6. 6. The Story Of A River! , veeraiyah subbulakshmi
  7. 7. On The Bluff , John Hay
  8. 8. A Brook In The City , john tiong chunghoo
  9. 9. The Loving Shepherdess , Robinson Jeffers
  10. 10. The River Flows , Kailey Jennings
  11. 11. Y.... River Meets Desert , Aufie Zophy
  12. 12. Quiet Flows A Small River , M.D Dinesh Nair
  13. 13. Song Of The Fifth River , Rudyard Kipling
  14. 14. I Love That Dirty Water! (The Standells) , Joe Rosochacki
  15. 15. At The Rivers Edge , Heather Burns
  16. 16. The River , Elena Sandu
  17. 17. Emblems , Allen Tate
  18. 18. The River Maiden , Victor James Daley
  19. 19. The Odyssey , Homer
  20. 20. A River Poem , Mamta G.Sagar
  21. 21. In Michael Robins’s Class Minus One , Bob Hicok
  22. 22. Remembering South Of The River , Bai Juyi
  23. 23. A Silent River , Dwi utami
  24. 24. Love Is Like A River , lance mohn
  25. 25. (not A Poem But A Short Love Story) , Scott Clark
  26. 26. Grand Rapids , Julia Ann Moore
  27. 27. A River Dies , Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  28. 28. Petals Falling In The River , Yuan Zhen
  29. 29. Blittle River (Author Favorite) , Barry A. Lanier
  30. 30. The Land , Rudyard Kipling
  31. 31. Echo And The Ferry , Jean Ingelow
  32. 32. The Lovers' Walk , Roderic Quinn
  33. 33. Thames! Beautiful Thames! , Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
  34. 34. Contrasts Between Life On Land And Life .. , Alter Ego
  35. 35. Down The River , Barcroft Henry Thomas Boake
  36. 36. A Willow Weeps , Heather Burns
  37. 37. The River , Mr. Bean
  38. 38. ' The River's Arms... ' , MoonBee Canady
  39. 39. The River And The Road , Roderic Quinn
  40. 40. It's A River , Charles M. Moore
  41. 41. The River , ANDREW BLAKEMORE
  42. 42. The Ballad Of The Black Fox Skin , Robert William Service
  43. 43. Misty River , Aldo Kraas
  44. 44. River Niger , Edward Kofi Louis
  45. 45. I Gaze With Marvel At The River , Istiqur Rahman
  46. 46. Their Best , hasmukh amathalal
  47. 47. Ph: Nature: Canoeing The Mississippi , Brian Johnston
  48. 48. Down By The River , Jackie Kirby
  49. 49. River Of Sorrow , Samantha Guinen
  50. 50. If Life’s A River , Anita Atina
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