Laos Awardee

 

I wrote this poem by data collection from the memories of my childhood relating with livelihood of Lao farmers during the past time of half century.  Due to my native is farmer’s son and I had always handled many hard activities on the farmers paths and good relationship since the fine tradition and customs were forgotten by the new generations, due to the machineries were taken into replacing the old equipment of agricultural work.

So, the old agricultural tools were not only forgotten but the traditional festivals were also lost as well.  Therefore, in order to uphold the old memories of Lao farmers,  I decided to write this poem to make aware the new generations to study on how and what the farmer’s lives had been done.

I recall all of you to preserve the said culture and tradition forever!

 

Thank you.