Monday, January 13, 2014

Monsoon rains

Umbrella raised as unfurled whisper,
to hang through sodden mood, released
like dreams of strawberry perfumed,
and fresh-baked bread, those images
seen running toward home as thunder
crashed, sun smirked behind fishnet
clouds, the wanting storm unsweetened,
no sugar for the day, just hissing rain
upon the floor of earth, dissolving,
rattling, liquid siren sloughing down
the window; torrential liquid strings,
soft mumble at the panes; as monsoon
stirs abandoned to the season and kisses
dawn which floats beneath night's eyes;
surrendered, phoenix-like to rise again
as morning, scrubbed and glorious.

Words to use:

Annell: umbrella, whisper, hang
Viv: strawberry, mood, bread,
Elizabeth: thunder, home, running
Nicole: fishnet, sun, smirked
Robyn: sugar, storm, wanting
Marilyn: floor, hissing, rain
Denise: rattling, siren, window
Jules: mumble, strings, stirs,
Pamela: abandoned, dawn, floats
Irene: scrubbed, morning, glorious


  1. Wonderful poem. I really liked "torrential liquid strings". Thanks for joining in for this week's Wordle.


  2. That first line really draws one in. Love it all esp., the ending!

  3. I can picture the world now scrubbed and glorious after a rainstorm.

  4. Wonderfully vivid imagery throughout,


  5. Loved it all, especially the very last line!

  6. Impressive! Not only using all the words but in the exact order they appear. I love your vivid picture of a monsoon.


  7. This is really wondeful. My personal favorite line: the wanting storm unsweetened,
    no sugar for the day


  8. Oh, I love the phrase fishnet clouds. I'm trying to imagine them in my mind. I also really like your idea of a scrubbed morning. Lovely.

  9. I love all the imagery in here!