Thursday, July 14, 2005

Rains


Strangers'Inc asked me why I loved rains. Here's why...

Sitting silently
Eyes waiting, searching, questioning
And then, I hear
that familiar rumbling
lift my eyes, full of hope
and see the dark clouds looming above,
like old friends
Theyre back!
A smile tugs at my lips
I rush outside
trampling on the soft grass
gaze at the grey sky
Thundering, bellowing clouds
announcing their presence
I close my eyes and spread my arms,
welcoming them...

A drop caresses my face
followed by another
and another
Soon there are so many
showering like heavenly petals
sliding down my skin,
hugging my body,
trickling through my fingers...
Drenching my soul
Soaking my pain
Cleansing my mind
I feel pure, blessed, relieved
Enveloped in a wet embrace
I feel loved...


27 comments:

hit said...

kinda reminded me of that song 'rain drops keep fallin on my head'... i love the rains too,maybe its got somethin to do with that smell..

Bhim said...

added you to my blogroll :)

Is that an original creation? Wonderful...

D'yer Mak'er said...

n' so do i....n' know what?...m almost wet havin read that....n' to rhyme the orchestra with a touch of perfection n' irony....its rainin here as well...so a toast for the rains from the heavens above...n' a toast for the ones beneath ....who feel the same way like you do...when it rains!

Mirage said...

@hit: oh yea...smell of wet earth is soooo nice!

@bhim: thnx man...

@stranger: Cheers!!

The man in the box said...

would have liked to talk about rains with brains but now i think i'll save it for a post!

Jithu said...

cool! does it start raining in delhi? the creative juices are out. thts why :-)

milo said...

i love d drizzles actually!!
u r out wen it rains n m out wen it drizzles..n d breeze cools off my soul.
hey! anybody who can handle wid d humidity??

nin said...

"I feel pure, blessed, relieved
Enveloped in a wet embrace
I feel loved... ".......wonderful lines.....

Mirage said...

@maninthebox: rains wid brains?? whats the connection?

@jithu: oh yea man its been raining here since the past 2 weeks! its awesome!

@milo: humidity can be a prob...bt u dont really feel it if ur already drenched...

@avik: thnx man! :)

manuscrypts said...

rain dance!! :)

First Rain said...

Don't get mad at fickle things like me,
Happy that the rains had time to see,
What I missed courtesy my chaotic ways,
Drenched smiling lips on an innocent face.


Enjoy the rains! and don't be mad no more :)

Jayant said...

beautifully said!! and you said I was good at poetry!!
wow! u've expressed it so beutifully that i'm now more in love with rains than i ever was!
A smile tugs at my lips
.....
Soon there are so many
showering like heavenly petals
sliding down my skin
hugging my body
trickling through my fingers...


Awesome!

Primalsoup said...

Quite a poetess you seem to be! :) Yup rains can sometimes cleanse the soul. But, now that I live in the city where rains seem like a Mirage (no pun intended!), this makes me most wistful!

Vivhyd said...

1st time here.. nice blog, nice poem and also the pic in post u had earlier is awesome.. and the things u listed abt u.. knw u so well.. already :)

manu said...
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manu said...

whenever someone say the magic word rain, presto, and i return to my childhood days. thanx buddy, for these nice lines, taking me on my fairy trip back to childhood, yet again.

i between, who wrote that stupid rhyme 'rain, rain go away'? as if little johny can't play in the rain.

Mirage said...

@manuscrypts: hehe!!

@firstrain: finally! yayyy ur here!!

@anyone...: If I'm good, ur God!! Thnx neway!

@primalsoup: Aw thats sad! Come to delhi sometime...

@vivhyd: Wo! You really think u know me already?? U gotta stop by more often to REALLY know me!! ;)
Thanx for visiting!

Mirage said...

@manu: you're always welcome! :)

pills said...

phew.. rain is one fine creation...
so many memories attached.. :D

Maverick said...

Positively superb ! and me readin this when its raining outside, it just feels divine :)

and I feel blessed too...

visit me for some soul searching and knowing your life

Mirage said...

@pills: sure is man... :)

@maverick: thnx so much man! n i'll definately drop by sometime!
thnx fr visiting! :)

anubhav said...

nice one..though rains has not been a good experience for me this time..

MS said...

nice,I could feel the rain on my skin,I could feel it get drenched,and surely did I hug it but,alas,it was short. ;)

desperado said...

beautiful post
similar to the beauty of rains im enjoyin in my home
rains i guess are just made to rejuvenate our whole body

n ya nice n surprised to hear u like horses
u a rider??

keep the words flowin

Mirage said...

@anubhav: Aw thts too bad...

@ms: har har

@dhruv: hey thnx! no man i'm not a rider, I just like horses thts all!

Kroopa Shah (Kr00pz) said...

I don't like the rain very much. I am more of a sun person :-). Light drizzles are welcome. Anything that makes navigation a pain in the wrong places isn't!!
Anyways, a very nice poem, keep it going :-)

dh_moi said...

yeah ! I love rains too ...
Nice Poem ...
Reminds me of another verse on rain from a Dave Matthews Band song ....

"Gravedigger! when you dig my grave
Could you make it shallow?
So that I could feel the rain...
Oh ! gravedigger ...."