Friday, June 22, 2012

The Yesterday's Rain


The rain birthed life everywhere. The dry, parched earth sucked in the nectar- its thirst insatiable .Oh for the fragrances that lingered - fresh and pristine – like the swirls of incense in the air. After sweltering summers, the rain was a pleasant welcome. Every one experienced unparalleled joy – everyone felt ecstatic as they bathed in the beauty of the pelting drops. One - two – hundred – thousands of drops – that ended the might of the Sun – that devastated the cruel and merciless rule of heat – that cleansed, smoothed and soothed the scorched and cindered beings.

Yesterday, the rains possessed us all.

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18 comments:

  1. I like the way you stepped outside of a person and into nature with clear and concise imagery. It rained here today, and you described it well.

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  2. How beautiful! We had a few dark clouds pass by our home yesterday and I was praying they would give us a refreshing shower to perk up our garden but it wasn't meant to be.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comment. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Sherry. The onset of the monsoons has been delayed almost everywhere. May be that is why you did not have any rains. But I will pray for a cool and refreshing rain shower for you.
      It is good to have you visiting. Reading your blogs is always a pleasure.
      You too have a blessed and lovely weekend ahead.

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  3. Lovely poetry. :) Where I grew up, the first rain after a long period of dryness always made us very happy...

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    1. Thank you Cathy :) It is so good to be able to share the thoughts with you.

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  4. Lovely. Flowed so smoothly and had nice imagery.

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  5. The imagery here is really lovely. A small thing - I might use a different word than "breathed" for rain bringing the ground and land back to life. Breathed speaks to me more as air than water, so it jarred me a bit at the beginning.

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    1. Thank you Angela. I totally agree breathed is used more with air and water. I was kind of stuck up there and after that it became easy to write. A great learning for me. Thank you so much.

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  6. Lots of vivid imagery here. I agree with Angela, but I have no suggestion that would fit. Maybe "returned"?

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    1. Thank you Shelton. I will try and improvise for the future.

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  7. "The rain possessed us all" is a lovely thought.

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  8. Here's a thought for you on the "Rain breathed life" issue - "Rain birthed life". May tie in with the water idea better. Not entirely sure how it would flow, but it's a thought. I think you did a great job with the piece. Simple and elegant - definitely the way to go!

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    1. Thank you Wisper. I guess your suggestion rings well with me and I am editing the post in tandem with the suggestion. Thank you so much.

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Since every thought is a seed, I am looking forward to a delicious harvest.