Hail to you o gracious guest
The most awaited and cherished
Arriving majestically onto the earth
With the grand ceremony of a real king!
The one whose advent does signal
The sure retreat of winter chill
That has been very unkind indeed
With freezing snow and piercing wind.
And truly its atrocious ways
Could be borne with patience
Just by virtue of the deep-set hope
That you are following close on heels.
And will arrive on time as ever
To bid farewell to the winter spell
The cruel cold will soon give way
To pleasant warmth and bright sunshine
With a childlike wonder, I look around
The good earth rising up in cheer
As if from a slumber long and deep
Now with a look vibrant and fair
All about me I can see and hear
Birds with varied sounds and colour
Singing with glee in their joyous flights
Or hopping about in sprightly cheer .
The koel's musical notes come floating
From the mango groves in full blossom
And whiffs of fragrance amply loaded
Ride on the wings of warm spring air
The dry and pallid landscape too
Is now abuzz with the business of life
with grass and creepers and plants and flowers
Ants insects and cute butterflies
The diligent bees are busy as ever
In gathering nectar from friendly flowers
Material that they need to make
Honey for themselves and for others.
Joy abounds on the earth and skies
Nature is smiling, and with it goes on
, Celebration of life and re -creation
Leaving behind past loss and regrets.
These shows of gaiety and exuberance
Are sure signs of your blessed presence
Mirrored in the world of living beings
And even in the sphere of inanimate things.
Hence hearty welcome o royal guest!
Though a visitor on a sojourn here
Pray, stay with us for a little bit longer
And prolong the bliss that your presence ensures.