The Excellence of Rain
Rain is deemed a nectar of life As its unfailing fall sustains the world. Rain is not only a consumable for the consumer But also begets other consumables. This vast world, with expanse of seas, Will still suffer with famine if clouds deceive rain. If that bounty called rain decrease, Ploughing by ploughmen would also cease. Rain holds the power of ruin.Rain also lifts up those it has ruined. If clouds stop dropping raindrops, Even blades of grass will stop rising. Even the vast sea will lose its richness, If clouds cease and fail to bestow. If the heavens dry up, the very gods Will lack festival and worship. Both charity and penance would cease in this vast world, Should heavens fail to deliver. If the world cannot exist without water, Neither can water exist without rain.