Whoever wants to hum these lines now?

Rain Rain Go Away

Come again another day

I have only been singing

Rain Rain come today

If u do want to, go away another day πŸ˜›

Still better, I wanna say:

I hear Thunder, I hear Thunder, Oh don’t you ? Oh, don’t you ?

Pitter-patter raindrops, Pitter-Patter raindrops. I’m wet through.

Unfortunate that the rain gods are not pleased one single bit with all those homams, havans, pujas , frog weddings etc etc that the dumb ministers are carrying out πŸ˜‰ I even saw on some Kannada channel yesterday that they have carried out Godh-bharai for a frog. Heights! Ullu ke patte πŸ˜›

When I read Hitchy’s post in the morning, I could not agree more. How is it that they don’t remember these days might come when they disturb the balance in the environment? Why the hell do they cut trees for construction and other purposes?

Rain God, if you are listening to me, I want to follow a ritual too.

And I really do my bit for the water-cycle. IΒ  look after my dear plants very well πŸ™‚

And yeah,I want to tell you how much I love u. See, people visit us when they feel that we are happy to have them home and also that we find gr8 joy n pleasureΒ  in their company. So, I want to let u know that u r most welcome here and I love playing with you πŸ˜‰

When we friends missed the school bus just to enjoy walking back all the way home, stepping into the puddles, drinking the rain water directly, collecting the water in coconut shells and splashing it at each other, getting our white uniforms adorned with those chocolaty spots, rushing home to drop the bag on the couch and get out to play in the water when hunger, tiredness nothing mattered to us, isn’t it proof enough that we love you?

The joy when we saw that one drop of rain on the beautifully pink rose petal or dripping from the tip of that lustrous green leaf, what a pleasure it was!

Riding the bicycle through those muddy puddles and staring at those ripples being formed, that joy can never be derived from anything else.

And yeah, u know we used to play Antakshari with the condition that all the songs had to be related to rain remember. Never mind if we made up some of them; but then, we did make a genuine effort at that πŸ˜‰Β  Sitting in the balcony, spicy mirchi bhajjis, hot steaming coffee, great company for some gup-shup would all mean nothing but for ur glorious presence.

And why do u think there are so many songs and praises sung in ur name? The most romantic moments, evergreen memories have all been featuring you. Even the long time love affair b/w Bollywood and Rains speaks volumes about ur place in our lives isn’t it?

Here are some of my all-time favourite rain songs:

Pyar hua iqrar hua hai [Shri420]

Ek ladki bheegi bhaagi si (Chalti Ka Nam Gaadi)

Zindagi bhar nahin bhoolenge (Barsaat Ki Raat)

Sawan ka mahina pawan kare sor (Milan)

Rimjhim gire sawan sulag sulag jaaye man (Manzil)

Rimjhim rimjhim (1942 A Love Story)

Ghanan ghanan ghan gir gaye badara (Lagaan)

Hum Tum (Hum Tum)

Bhaage re man kahin (Chameli)

Saawan barse tarse dil (Dahek)

Ye Saazish hai Boondon ki (Fanaa)

Barson re megha megha (Guru)

Come on guyz, what are u all waiting for :P.

Share ur monsoon memories and favourite songs here.Β  Let’s drench ourselves in these melodious songs and wonderful memories. Rain God will definitely be happy with this free, full-of-fun, nostalgic, musical ritual πŸ˜‰

And yeah, let’s do our bit for the environment πŸ˜›

Let the rain kiss you.

Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.

Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

~Langston Hughes