After the Rain


Dew, Flowers, Narcissus

Image via Wikipedia

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: http://onestoppoetry.com where, if you take the time to browse, you’ll discover some wonderful poetry.

 

Advertisements

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.

    Like

  2. […] After the Rain (liv2write2day.wordpress.com) […]

    Like

  3. Olivia says:

    Ohhhh!
    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

    Like

  4. Esteban says:

    this morning i was up at 5:00am
    uneasy
    lately i’ve been struggling
    in my every day life
    i’ve been up and down
    emotionally
    so
    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

    then
    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

    este

    Like

  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.

    Like

  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!

    Like

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

    http://henryclemmonspoet.blogspot.com/2011/06/self-portrait.html

    Like

  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.

    Like

  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…
    HUGS!!!

    Like

  10. trisha says:

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

    Like

  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!

    Like

  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 …

    Like

  13. Wonderful thoughts Victoria. Love your imagery..

    Someone is Special

    Like

  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.

    Like

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

    Like

  16. dustus says:

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

    Like

  17. Kim Nelson says:

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

    Like

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

    Like

  19. ladynimue says:

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

    Like

  20. Bodhirose says:

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

    Like

  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…

    Like

  22. ayala says:

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

    Like

  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
    Jaye

    Like

  24. Heaven says:

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

    Like

  25. siggiofmaine says:

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

    Like

Your comment and feedback are important to me. Thank you.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s