Sunday, October 29, 2006

Poem inspired by a song - November Rain

This is a poem inspired by a song. Guns N' Roses' November Rain.

It is one of those songs that when you listen to it twenty years down the road, it will still be as fresh as ever. I don't know, that's how I like it. Listen to the piano intro, maybe the reason's there. This is one of the songs in my hi-fi if I need to be alone for a while.

It's the tail end of October and the rain is coming down hard these two days. Which is a good thing, as it will clear the air of that choking haze.


Guns N' Roses -- November Rain
image by dsnake1, from a scan of a CD cover

after a rain


sometimes

i find joy
in solitude
which is
not to say
i crave
loneliness
but

i hear
the quiet
of leaves
     falling
like tears

feel the ebb
of sea waves
caressing
     shifting sands
unwilling yet
to yield

and i
shelter
in the dark
like bats
     seeking
moonlight

waiting

the acrid
ash
of anger
to
sink to
an abyss

then
like a rush
of fresh wind
after
     a rain
face the world

again.


03/10/06
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11 Comments:

Blogger Bluesky_Liz said...

That's beautiful.

November Rain by Guns&Roses was a true masterpiece. It had a whole orchastra in the background and all.

29 October, 2006 10:05  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Sometimes you just have to reconcile with yourself. Love it!!

29 October, 2006 11:02  
Blogger floots said...

couldn't agree more
nice one

30 October, 2006 00:21  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hey Liz,
you listen to Guns N' Roses too? November Rain was a true asterpiece indeed. thank you!!

pat,
thanks! i guess we need to be alone sometimes, just to let our thoughts have a rest :)

hey floots,
my favourite Scottish poet (OK, i know you are an Englishman!) is back! thank you, my friend!

30 October, 2006 00:34  
Blogger polona said...

oh, dsnake, this is simply wonderful! love it!

and gnr's november rain is a masterpiece indeed!

30 October, 2006 02:38  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

polona,
thank you! and you listen to GNR too!

30 October, 2006 11:46  
Blogger Medusa aka expiringpoet said...

hey, LOVE this post and this poem is beautiful indeed. Also, I'm sure almost everyone on this planet has heard of THAT song. Impossible not to love it, I absolutely love the tortured guitar strains near the end of the song, the entire melody is stirring and blissful. Puts you in such a soulful sad mood, but in a nice way innit? :)

31 October, 2006 13:24  
Blogger kittyn said...

Who can forget November Rain?? One of my favs that I used to play over and over again when I listen to GNR.

And I feel I can identify with your poem so much.. esp the line about craving to be alone but not loneliness...

31 October, 2006 13:57  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hey medusa and kittyn,
looks like everyone has heard of this song!

glad that both of you like this poem. :)

31 October, 2006 22:42  
Blogger Plus Ultra said...

I think this must be your best so far, it is raining here in Kluang and that helps a lot with clearing the haze and bringing down the psi

03 November, 2006 18:20  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

oh plus,
thank you! it's getting better all the time, is it? :D

the rain is certainly a welcome relief. glad the psi has gone down in Kluang too. :)

03 November, 2006 22:11  

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