Thursday, May 22, 2014

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if the rain comes
soaking dry bones and boughs
window splatter

drawn curtains
the first drizzle
smell of parched
dry earth

this teasing teasing few drops
a child can count the raindrops

will the coming June
open generous bounty
to quench crawling ants

earthworms unseen they must be deeply asleep

still slumbering .. earthly sweet
........Caladiums .. know the answer

--gillena cox


I am blog hopping today at

Poetry Jam prompt - 'Rain'

35 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i know the feel of waiting for that rain...when the bones are dry...
and once it is there...what a relief.....smiles.

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Brian

much love...

Ayushee Ghoshal said...

Who doesn't know this feeling? :)
Something all of us can relate to. Beautiful.

Lorraine Renaud said...

Oh this is so beautifully sad, so I'll do a rain dance for you beautiful Gillena x

Helen said...

Ants, earthworms .... surely the rain will draw them out! Happy blog hopping!

Sumana Roy said...

"smell of parched
dry earth"..oh i've almost forgotten that aroma...beautifully written

alan1704 said...

Love this, Ants, eathworms, excellent picture of the hope and freedom of refeshment.

Gillena Cox said...

happy you stopped by Ayushee

much love...

Gillena Cox said...


sounds great Lorraine

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Helen

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Sumana

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Alan

much love...

Gabriella said...

I do hope you soon get the rain you are longing for. I am sure that the earthworms will like it.

Gail said...

I could smell the rain. You made it come alive.

Wendy Bourke said...

You have eloquently sketched a scene of nature – parched – and then a hopeful note: the, still slumbering, Caladiums. Lovely!

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Gabriella

Much love

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Gail

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

thank you for your appreciation Wendy

Much love...

Peggy said...

I know about waiting for the rain--not much chance now here until fall. I like the photo too.

Anonymous said...

rain would be lovely here. well penned, Gillena ~

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for stopping by Peggy

Much love

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks grapeling

Much love ...

Mary said...

You have captured so well the feeling of waiting for rain... I am sure the earthworms will be pleased as well.

Susan Lindquist said...

Oh, the waiting ... we wait with such impatience, but the earthworms and flowers wait in a quiet suspension ... and then burst forth. You've created good tension in this piece ...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for stopping over Mary

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Susan

Much love...

Grace said...

I specially love the ending ~ Though I must tell you its been raining & pouring here lately ~

Donna Smith said...

Though we have had more rain than necessary lately, I can still feel the drought in your words.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Grace

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Donna

Much love...

Laurie Kolp said...

Love the idea of a child counting the raindrops.

Nicholas V said...

Lovely, Gillena! The longing for rain is so well expressed and there are some lovely images in your poem!

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Laurie

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Nicholas

Much love...

Anne V (Anne The Obscure) said...

Such an illustrative and pretty poem. Been bloghopping all evening and came back here to comment again. Loved it.