AFTER THE RAINS

Feeling a raindrop, the droopy leaf Expelled a sigh of deep relief And stretched forth its palms As a beggar begs his alms As raindrops pooled on its skin It bid the bugs to drink and swim And the raindrop lit up and glistened while it let the sunshine in only to scatter the lightContinue reading “AFTER THE RAINS”

RAINY AUTUMN

We woke up later than we should. Our room was dark. No sun entered the windows to rouse us from bed. My eyes were heavy. The grey morning was pushing down my lids. But it was after 7 a.m. and I would make us late for Mass if I tarried longer. When I got aContinue reading “RAINY AUTUMN”

SUMMER’S GIFT

Raindrops hang from the boughs they sit on the grass twinkling like Christmas lights The dry spell is over Earth celebrates the bequest Fall received from Summer – Roses will yield parting flowers Leaves will burst in wild colors before the Wind hums its plaintive tune that will lull its world to blessed slumber. DailyContinue reading “SUMMER’S GIFT”

PEONY (for WPC: EXTRA, EXTRA)

I am Peony, Queen of spring gardens  Beauty is my blueprint I bow to the rain Grandeur is my burden. “I am Peony, Queen of spring gardens Beauty is my blueprint I bow to the rain Grandeur is my burden.” That’s the little piece I thought of after seeing the beautiful flowers bowed to theContinue reading “PEONY (for WPC: EXTRA, EXTRA)”

MEMORIES OF A TROPICAL RAIN (for DVERSE and Poetry Jam)

The cracked earth hissed at the touch of rain, dust rose like smoke from the ground. The musk of loam hang heavy in the air while heat trapped the breath in our lungs. Thunder rumbled in the distance and rattled the walls of our house The rain that fell through holes in the roof weContinue reading “MEMORIES OF A TROPICAL RAIN (for DVERSE and Poetry Jam)”

TILUS POETRY (for DVERSE)

I. Dust settled on him, seed under the ground. II. Leaf peeled off the branch, wings spread and took flight. III. Clouds gather up a storm cleansing rain falls. IV. Birdsongs make the air paradise- like. ~~~~ Tilus Poetry, the featured form in tonight’s edition of DVERSE, is a micro poetry form  originated by theContinue reading “TILUS POETRY (for DVERSE)”