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A Year in the Rain

Bangladesh

During the year I spent following the monsoon in a dozen countries, I learned to see it as a critically important event, 
and not the disaster it had first seemed.

Goa, India

Farmers experience the monsoon as an almost
religious experience  as they watch their fields come back to life after being parched for half the year.

Indonesia
Porbandar, India
Australia
Mumbai, India
Bangladesh

Anticipation
Fizzy, frothy, fickle rain
Resurrection

Java, Indonesia
Porbandar, India

For months there is no rain, and then there is too much.
Half the world’s people survive at the whim of the monsoon.

Kathmandu, Nepal
Porbandar, India
Bihar, India
Indonesia
Pokhara, Nepal
Porbandar, India
Indonesia

Monsoon History

Shirley Geok-lin Lim
The air is wet, soaks
into mattresses, and curls
In apparitions of smoke,
Like fat white slugs furled
Among the timber
Or silver fish tunnelling
The damp linen covers
Of schoolbooks, or walking
Quietly like centipedes,
The air walking everywhere
On its hundred feet
Is filled with the glare
Of tropical water.
Again we are taken over
By clouds and rolling darkness.
Small snails appear
Clashing their timid horns
Among the morning glory
Vines.

Porbandar, India

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