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Where the voice of the wind calls our wandering feet,
Through echoing forest and echoing street,
With lutes in our hands ever-singing we roam,
All men are our kindred, the world is our home.
This poem is about wandering singers. When it comes to musicians there are various types. In India, music can be traced to a very ancient culture. Today, people go to concerts and crave for western style of music. But Indian wandering singers had a rich tradition of  going around to all places and spreading folk music. They do not have a set up space as office or studio, rather are free to tread where the voice of the wind calls them. They become one with nature. They go by their intuition and go where nature takes them. They are a band of musicians who wander from place to place singing songs that carry a message; they do not have a home or any fixed place of stay.
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A wandering singer with her lute!
The singers feel that the sound of the wind invites them to forests and streets. That is their call to start their musical journey. They hear the sounds repetitively as it keeps ringing in their ears. One lives a monotonous life when they keep working on a routine and schedules. The wandering singers get to experience new stories and adventures regularly, as they live in the present and do not look up to saving for the future. They work for their passion. The wandering singers carry many instruments in their hands, one of which is the lute. A lute is similar to a mandolin. They roam around singing songs with their lutes. They treat everybody they meet as their own family or relations, as they do not have a particular family or home. The whole wide world is their home.
Meanings of difficult words:
WanderingTo walk around
EchoingRepeated or reverberating after the original sound has stopped
LutesA stringed instrument with a long neck and a rounded body with a flat front, like a halved egg in shape
RoamTo explore without destination
KindredOne's family and relations
State Council of Educational Research and Training (2019). Term-2 English Standard-7. Wandering Singers - Sarojini Naidu (pp. 122-125). Published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation.
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