Rain!

"Arushi Ahuja"
                                                   
A series of water logged clouds over Himalayas c
alled a squall line.
The water logged clouds
dripping down,
Constant pitter patter
on my window-sill!
The fine trickles
Sneaking around
the rounded stones 
In a hurry to reach
the earth within!
The tiny seed,
A memory indeed
Of a long forgotten 
Old tree,
Chopped down by the 
Relentless woodcutters,
Creeps to life
And returns 
Above the soil,
Plunging through the
Softened earth,
Forgiving everyone in its wake!
Of hope,
Love,
Loss
Death
And life!
For She is back!

Inspired by Claribel's poem "Rain"  written for Imaginary Garden With Real Toads !
Also shared with Poetry Pantry at Poet's United!

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35 comments:

  1. I like how the rain nourishes the soil and lifts the tree back to life ~ Mother earth is forgiving indeed ~ Best not to abuse it or she will strike back ~

    Thanks for linking up with Real Toads ~ Wishing you happy weekend ~

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    1. thank you grace for the amazing prompt and a peek in life of the beautiful claribel... really njoid it!!

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  2. the resilience of nature...she is a phoenix...
    when i see how nature has taken back abandoned towns in the wake of people
    those are the moments i think we just might make it...ha

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    1. true brian.. nature is forgiving... we only abuse too much!!

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  3. What a strong ending! "Love, loss, death, and life. For she is back!" Life indeed always returns!

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  4. Thanks for the 'rain' poem. I love the picture you found to go with it. Though the clouds seem less like rain clouds than like clouds that are aspiring to one day, after much study and training, produce rain.

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    1. Anna it was a pleasure writing... thanx for stopping by...

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    2. Anna but these clouds rained all day in Leh. The airport closwd all flights cancelled... this it appears to me was the culprit afterall

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  5. The eternal is always with us in nature. Saw an article the other day about an entire ecosystem flourishing in a flooded, abandoned mall--from fish to plants to insects, all self-sustaining. Nature has much to teach us.

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  6. She is Back! Announced in the opening of seeds, of course. very fine.

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  7. I love the hopefulness of this cycle.

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  8. Nature and all the loving gifts we gather freely! Here's to the cycle of lives to come.

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  9. I love the thought of the seed as a memory of a long forgotten tree...Nature is amazing..wonderful lines Arushi :)

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  10. The return is important. Very steady pace.

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    1. Yes sir it is... its what keeps us going :)

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  11. such a joy the re sprouting, i remember when i though i had lost a bougainvilla and lo and behold some moth after i had forgotten about it it was back

    nice write, have a good Sunday

    much love...

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    1. Nature never forgets, always forgive gillena... we have much to learn... thank you...

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  12. that we could say the same here in arid California ~

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    1. Its raining in mumbai for last 48 hrs... I wish we had some sun...

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  13. Rain ... lovely as your poem.

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  14. i posted my response to the Sunday prompt 'Rain' today

    http://myblog-lunchbreak.blogspot.com/2014/07/1471.html


    much love...

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  15. after all that, she forgives.

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