After the Rain

Dew, Flowers, Narcissus

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After the Rain

Diamonds settle on mounds
of Dianthus while
sparrows splash with joy
in sparkling puddles.

Fresh scents suffuse morning
light: lemon
honeysuckle, spice.
Verbena and persimmon.

Today, I touch the moment
but think of yesterdays
when once we walked
in rain and sand beneath

a canopy of stars
we tried in vain to count.
The promises you made
did not endure forever.

And now, alone, I ponder
life transformed by dew.
Taste the sweetness of
tomorrow and a memory.

Linked to One Stop Poetry’s One Shot Wednesday: where, if you take the time to browse, you’ll discover some wonderful poetry.



27 thoughts on “After the Rain

  1. dani says:

    “Taste the sweetness of
    tomorrow and a memory.”

    this is a really lovely poem with a gentleness and poignancy that suit the rhythm beautifully.


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  3. Olivia says:

    Just last week it had rained in the morning and I had dreamt of my 1st crush.. I had woken up sobbing! Your words took me back to the moment!

    It’s about to rain again- and I am not sad- not anymore…….
    Sunday Hugs xox


  4. Esteban says:

    this morning i was up at 5:00am
    lately i’ve been struggling
    in my every day life
    i’ve been up and down
    this morning i tended my garden
    watered my hanging flowers
    edged my lawn
    washed my walks
    sat in my backyard
    & sipped a cup of coffee
    while i smoked a cigar
    things i do to regain my balance
    to bring tranquility

    it helped somewhat

    i went upstairs
    got on line
    & read some poems

    i’m glad i found u
    this morning
    ur are my dew

    peace & love
    my sister



  5. Mike Patrick says:

    Oh, this is lovely, Victoria. Today’s views reflect to a time of hope, and a time of disappointment. So tenderly handled.


  6. ALIVE aLwaYs says:

    There is joy in those dew drops settled on leaves that sparkle like diamonds as the sun shines it’s eminence onto them.
    Taste the sweetness of
    tomorrow and a memory.
    that’s like it, it’s sweet, you’re hopeful!


  7. You captured alone perfectly. Loved this if I didn’t identify with it 🙂
    Great write!!!!!!!!!!! Great skill!!!!!!!!


  8. hedgewitch says:

    Excellent balance between lush physical detail, and the tied in mental processes, memory, reverie, resolution. Enjoyed it, esp the sensory overload in the second stanza.


  9. Kavita says:

    Enveloped in sadness.. and yet, the faint glow of hope in the end makes it soooo worth our while, doesn’t it?
    You’ve expressed this feeling really beautifully, Victoria…


  10. trisha says:

    i love to watch the earth after a good rain, its so pure and clean, is not it?


  11. Pat Hatt says:

    Can’t live in the past, but have to embrace it a little as we move on at the same time, nice one!


  12. Today, I touch the moment
    but think of yesterdays
    when once we walked
    in rain and sand beneath …

    this is so beautiful! Sad in a way that the promise from yesterday wasn’t kept,
    but don’t we all have some of those promises to make us think of the rain …


  13. Wonderful thoughts Victoria. Love your imagery..

    Someone is Special


  14. poemblaze says:

    Wonderful assonance and imagery, playful joy of language drawn to a somber close. Yet even in the end I sense hope, or chose to read it that way.


  15. I enjoy this poem all the more after reading “Broken Promises”. Life is always so beautiful, even when it’s terrible.


  16. dustus says:

    Beautifully sad. Starts off with a diamond and ends with a memory. sigh. Succinct sensory writing.


  17. Kim Nelson says:

    The imagery is vivid, positive, enticing. The emotion, surprisingly and effectively juxtaposed. Excellent construction.


  18. Your poetry is sublime, Victoria. I like the photo, too. Blessings to you…


  19. ladynimue says:

    Fresh !! reading this made me so so good !! 🙂


  20. Bodhirose says:

    Beautiful, Victoria–your words are lovely. A touch of melancholy mixed with sweet hope.


  21. brian says:

    the detail in the opening relates well to being in the moment. we can appreciate our past but to stay there will rob us of our future…nice verse…


  22. ayala says:

    Lovely and sad. Yesterday’s promise not kept…..


  23. jgavinallan says:

    Victoria—is this you?
    It is so sweet…just a nice verse and lovely photo. I think…maybe this is what poetry should be—so sugary…but that’s me


  24. Heaven says:

    Sad and melancholy… but life goes on. Beautiful picture and blog ~


  25. siggiofmaine says:

    Very thoughtful. Thank you. And I like the image you chose to go with it.
    Siggi in still sunny Downeast Maine


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