THE COLORS OF SAWAN (THE RAINY SEASON) IN KHAWAJA FAREED’S POETRY
Keywords:Saraiki Region, Khawaja Ghulam Fareed, Rainy season, Sawan, Clouds, Thunder, Lightning, Prosperity, Mood, Pen picture, Pleasant change.
Rainfall is very low in the Saraiki region, which has a hot climate. The inhabitants of the Cholistan Desert here wait for rain all the year round. The poetry of Khawaja Ghulam Fareed (R.A), a well-known poet of the region, mentions the thirst of the desert and natives’ demand for rain water. In the month of sawan (Rainy season), Clouds come here from north which cause rain. Khawaja Ghulam Fareed,has frequently expressed happiness over the arrival of these clouds, by recording the colors and scenes of lightning and then rain. Mentioning the joy of the people here after the advent of summer and rain in his words, he also motivates the readers and provides them a chance to join in this joy and rejoicethemselves in the rain of summer which brings with it a message of happiness and prosperity. In Khawaja Fareed’s Poetry various colors of Sawan are beautifullymolded into words and colorful images