Return to Karnataka

Back at Rato

Back at Rato

Long drive to get there  

Long drive to get there
 

past hills,

past hills,

some fanning skies.

some fanning skies.

Welcomed by Hubli friends;

Welcomed by Hubli friends;

It’s monsoon here

It’s monsoon here

I visit a cattle fair along the way

I visit a cattle fair along the way

Sellers watch

Sellers watch

and sellees wait

and sellees wait

some preen

some preen

and get dolled up

and get dolled up

some smile

some smile

or shy away  

or shy away
 

still others are oblivious

still others are oblivious

and await

and await

their fate

their fate

Off they go

Off they go

this way and that

this way and that

as do we all

as do we all

to greener parts, we hope

to greener parts, we hope