Notes On Song of The Rain - CBSE Class 9 Literature Reader 101 Communicative
The poet Kahlil Gibran presents some beautiful images of the rain and considers rain as the life-giving force of the earth. The rain drops like dotted silver threads from heaven by Gods. Rain causes flower to bloom and decorates nature’s fields and valleys.  The rain is beautiful pearls plucked by ‘The Daughter of the Dawn’ from the ‘Crown of Ishtar’. Ishtar is the goddess of fertility, love, war and sex. The hills and the flower exhibit their joy when it rains. When the rain humbles by pouring down raindrops all the living things are happy on the earth. The clouds and fields are lovers. The rain is a messenger of mercy between them as she quenches the thirst of the fields and reduces the heaviness or swellings of the clouds, curing its ailment. The voice of thunder declares the arrival of the rain and the appearance of the rainbow shows her departure. She originates from the heart of the Sea and soars with the Breeze. But when she sees a field in need it descends and downpours and embraces the flowers and trees in her own million little ways. This describes some parts of the water cycle like rain rises from the sea is carried by the wind. It forms clouds and when clouds become heavy with water, rains fall to the earth, again it reaches sea, it rises again and is carried to the sky by the wind and the cycle continues. Rain taps softly at the window. People welcome the arrival of the rain. Although, everyone can hear the sound of the rain only sensitive can understand melodies of the rain.When the rain drop touches the earth, it is filled with love. It sighs from the deep sea of love and affection. Its laughter fills the soul with endless colours. The drops of the rain are the tears from the ‘endless heaven of memories. Thus the poem ends with the rain being filled with emotion and crying with endless memories that it had experienced.

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The poet Kahlil Gibran presents some beautiful images of the rain and considers rain as the life-giving force of the earth. The rain drops like dotted silver threads from heaven by Gods. Rain causes flower to bloom and decorates nature’s fields and valleys.  The rain is beautiful pearls plucked by ‘The Daughter of the Dawn’ from the ‘Crown of Ishtar’. Ishtar is the goddess of fertility, love, war and sex. The hills and the flower exhibit their joy when it rains. When the rain humbles by pouring down raindrops all the living things are happy on the earth. The clouds and fields are lovers. The rain is a messenger of mercy between them as she quenches the thirst of the fields and reduces the heaviness or swellings of the clouds, curing its ailment. The voice of thunder declares the arrival of the rain and the appearance of the rainbow shows her departure. She originates from the heart of the Sea and soars with the Breeze. But when she sees a field in need it descends and downpours and embraces the flowers and trees in her own million little ways. This describes some parts of the water cycle like rain rises from the sea is carried by the wind. It forms clouds and when clouds become heavy with water, rains fall to the earth, again it reaches sea, it rises again and is carried to the sky by the wind and the cycle continues. Rain taps softly at the window. People welcome the arrival of the rain. Although, everyone can hear the sound of the rain only sensitive can understand melodies of the rain.When the rain drop touches the earth, it is filled with love. It sighs from the deep sea of love and affection. Its laughter fills the soul with endless colours. The drops of the rain are the tears from the ‘endless heaven of memories. Thus the poem ends with the rain being filled with emotion and crying with endless memories that it had experienced.
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