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Up in the sky, a rainbow
In seven colours does it glow
Atop the mountain high
Like a garland in the sky 😉
So beautiful and so fair
How did it come from thin air ?

(In other news, my self taught Malayalam classes are going very well. Especially since there’s no one to point out my mistakes. And I shall no longer complain about language textbooks used in schools. Most of them are quite good !  

More seriously, writing for children is an art. How to find the words, simple yet strong, catchy yet deep ?  How to find the right tone, neither high and mighty nor falsely dumbed down. I guess the best way is to unlearn what you have been taught and relearn, with them. To forget clinical facts and find wonder again)

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  1. anon Says:

    Hope this continues… Its really nice to see when people try to learn other languages at deeper level: one gets to dig deeper into one-self and other cultures.

    Here is something if you haven’t heard this song before. I was originally going to translate but luckily checked out your whole blog, my best guess is you can understand Malayalam quite well given that you have seen movies lie Sasneham etc. I can sort of understand Tamil but can’t read word even if life depended on it :). This is a song from Summer in Bethlehem, a very lyrical one at that

    Varamanjaladiya ravinte maril
    oru manhu thulli urangi..
    nimineramenthino thengi nilavin
    virahamennalum mayangi..

    kili vannu konjiya jalakavathil
    kaliyay chariyathare..
    mudiyizha kothiya kattin mozhiyil
    madhuvay mariyathare..
    avalude mizhiyil karimashiyale
    kanavukalezhuthiyathare..
    ninavukalezhuthiyathare..
    avale tharalithayakkiyathare..
    Varamanjaladiya ravinte maril
    oru manhu thulli urangi..
    nimineramenthino thengi nilavin
    virahamennalum mayangi..

  2. anon Says:

    My bad, it is actually from Pranayavarnangal


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