A Tribute to the Farmers—Poem

Updated on May 8, 2019
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Chitrangada likes to express her creative mind by writing fiction and poetry.They reflect her mood and are inspired by the beauty of Nature.

A crop field seen through a running train window
A crop field seen through a running train window | Source

Gratitude to the Farmers or the ‘Annadata’ (The Food Provider)

Recently, while on a train journey, I was looking out of the train window. The sight was so beautiful—full of green fields ready for harvest, some ploughed fields, the heart-warming sight of the men and women farmers, busy in the fields, in their noble work, that is, to provide food for the mankind, the birds, the animals, and other living creatures.

I was overwhelmed to see the vast and unending agricultural lands and crop fields.

It made me wonder about how little we know about the crops, the crops fields, the seeds, the sowing, the harvesting, the irrigation system, and any other details regarding the art and science of farming.

My heart is filled with gratitude for the farmers, or the annadata, as we call them in Hindi. It is due to their hard and relentless work and efforts that we get the food on our dining table; the most important necessity to live and survive.

We can’t thank them enough, can we?

Therefore, whenever you take your next bite of the food, remember to thank the farmer, from your heart.

Gratitude to the Farmers
Gratitude to the Farmers | Source

A tribute to the Farmers—Poem.

From the dawn till the dusk,
In the summers and the winters,
In the spring and the autumn,
Unaware of the heat of the Sun,
Or the rain or wind or storm,
They work hard, relentlessly.

The sky, and the seasons,
The soil and the seeds,
The irrigation and the cattle,
The markets and the accounts,
They study and master it all,
To grow food for everyone.

With the hair disheveled,
And the hands and clothes,
Covered with sweat and soil dust,
They work hard, tireless and selfless,
To grow food, and improve the yields,
God’s own men—We call them Farmers.

The crop fields–ready for harvesting.
The crop fields–ready for harvesting. | Source
We can’t even imagine, how much hard work goes into these agricultural fields.
We can’t even imagine, how much hard work goes into these agricultural fields. | Source

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      • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

        Chitrangada Sharan 

        11 days ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank You Manatita, for appreciating and your nice comment. Yes, sometimes we forget to thank them.

        Have a good day. Jai Shri Ram!

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        manatita44 

        12 days ago from london

        "God's own men.' You have said it all. How they toil and sweat for us all. Victory to the farmers. Jai Ram!

        Thank you for highlighting the sacrifice of the sometimes forgotten.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thanks Dana Tate, for your positive thoughts and appreciation of the poem.

        I feel happy that I have done at least something for the farmers, that is by reminding people to thank them and say a prayer for them. God bless these noble people.

        Thank you once again for reading and commenting.

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        Dana Tate 

        2 weeks ago from LOS ANGELES

        Thank you for reminding me to bless the hands that put food on my table. Farmers are definitely our unsung heroes. Beautiful tribute and I pray farmers are some how guided to see this amazing piece of work.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank You Tamara, for reading and appreciating the poem. Glad you liked the theme. Have a good day!

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        Tamara Yancosky Jankowska 

        2 weeks ago from Uninhabited Regions

        This is a lovely, and well-deserving tribute to Farmers, Chitrangada! ❤️❤️❤️

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Dianna, for your kind words of appreciation. And, you are so right in saying that the farmers work hard to provide food for everyone.

        Thank You and good day.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        2 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank You Lin-Jen Hew, for your sweet comments! Glad you liked it.

        Much appreciated.

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        Dianna Mendez 

        3 weeks ago

        This is such a beautiful tribute to those who work hard to provide food for the masses. God bless them!

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        Li-Jen Hew 

        3 weeks ago

        Owh that's so sweet of you. Inspiring poem. Thanks for sharing!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        3 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you so much Sean, for your thoughtful comments. I agree with you that the farmers deserve more, in every respect.

        I am glad that you liked the theme of the poem.

        Your appreciations always means a lot. Thank You so much.

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        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        3 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

        My dear Sister, we are so much alike! This poem is a piece of my Heart too, and I am grateful to you for writing such an excellent tribute to all these great people around the world who we have to thank every day. We also have to fight so they can take what they deserve and not only the crumb that the big corporations leave them.

        I send you my Love and my Gratitude!

        Sean

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        3 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Peg Cole, for your kind words of appreciation.

        I am glad you liked the poem. I clicked these pictures recently, when I was travelling by train.

        Thank you so much and good day to you.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        3 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Nithya for your thoughtful comments. I agree with you that we must thank our annadatas, for their selfless work for the humanity.

        Good day to you.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        3 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Bill, for sharing your thoughts.

        Yes, I know that you can relate to the poem. Thank You so much.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        3 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you Pamela, for your appreciation and kind words.

        Good to know that you liked the phrase. It came spontaneously, as I was watching the farmers in the fields.

        Thank you and good day to you.

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        Peg Cole 

        3 weeks ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

        What a fitting tribute to those who toil in the soil for our food. Loved the photos and your poem was truly beautiful.

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        Nithya Venkat 

        3 weeks ago from Dubai

        A great tribute to farmers who toil at the fields and harvest crops. They are our annadatas and we should thank them and say a prayer for them.

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        Bill Holland 

        3 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

        God bless the farmers. I know firsthand how hard they work to provide for us all.

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        3 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

        I enjoyed your article, especially the credit you give to the hard working farmers. I love "God's own men" as that phrase seems so fitting.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        3 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank You MsDora, for your kind words. Gratitude, is a small word to express our thankfulness, for the farmers.

        Thanks for reading and appreciating!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        3 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thank you John R Wilsdon, for your appreciation of the hub.

        Yes, we must acknowledge the dedication of the farmers, towards providing food to everyone.

        Your visit and comments are much appreciated. Thank You!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        3 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thanks Devika, for your kind visit and positive comments. Much appreciated.

        Good day to you.

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        Dora Weithers 

        3 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        I love the title you gave them, "God's own men." Yours is a thoughtful, deserving tribute to our food providers. Thanks for sharing.

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        John R Wilsdon 

        3 weeks ago from Superior, Arizona USA

        Yes - we owe a great deal to the farmers of the world. Wonderful thoughts on the subject. Thank you.

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        Devika Primić 

        3 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

        It is true to remember farmers. Hard work and appreciation is so deserved. I like this hub.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        3 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Thanks FlourishAnyway, for reading and commenting!

        Glad you liked it. Much appreciated.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        3 weeks ago from USA

        A fitting tribute to farmers who work so hard.

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