Tag: rain



Brazen colors of molten lava
streak across the canvas
of a smoldering sky 
The sun still a bursting yellow-pink guava
The heat of the day a lingering memory
while dark clouds form 
Red heat lightning flashes silently
like muted fireworks 
Twilight closes in cooling the sand
as the first rumble of thunder rolls
Large raindrops dot the beach
indenting miniature craters in slow motion
before the clouds empty in buckets
and a tsunami of beachgoers scatter
The coolness of the rain
douses the fiery heat
that had drained my sweat
and given me thirst
until I became light-headed and faint
Now cleansed and refreshed
by the pleasant, dewy petrichor
of the post-rainstorm
My work is done

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Kim from Writing in North Norfolk is hosting Poetics at D'Verse and has prompted us as follows: (My choices are italicized)

Choose ONE word from the list below (I’ve given definitions in brackets):

anachronism (the placing of persons, events, objects, or customs in times to which they do not belong; a person or a thing out of place in time and especially the present time)

filipendulous (hanging precariously – usually by a single thread)

limerence (an involuntary state of intense desire)

petrichor (a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather)

pulchritudinous (beautiful)

symphonia (musical unison)

Now USE YOUR CHOSEN WORD AS THE TITLE OF A POEM, in any form of your choice, which explores that word in one (or more) of the following ways:

anthropomorphise the word (give it human qualities)
use zoomorphism (give the word animal qualities)
objectify the word (describe it as an object)
write the poem ‘through the eyes’ of the word – put yourself in its shoes
write a stream of consciousness or ‘abstract’ poem about the word
write an acrostic of the word

Through Any Window

Through Any Window

Through a window
Raindrops fell silently
Pooling in miniature puddles
Between cobblestones
Water gently washing away
The day’s grime

Reminiscent of how, in quietness,
and behind the scenes of everyday events
The universe repairs and renews
A flower with thirst quenched
Dry, barren fields ready to receive seed
Dirt slowly becoming mud and disappearing

A metaphor for life that sometimes
Stops you in the tracks
of confusion and hesitancy
Wondering what has sullied your life
On this day, and why
Soon a cleansing rain will come

Revitalizing, restoring and reenergizing
Freshening all it touches
Life’s problems coming clean in the wash
Forgetting easily what had saddened
and temporarily paralyzed the soul
Life goes on

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All Rights Reserved

Linda Lee Lyberg is hosting Open Link Night at D’Verse

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