Sunday, June 10, 2007

why I waited in the rain

It has been an exhausting week again, working through the weekends. I would like to spend more time on-line, but the body and mind just couldn't.

Still , I managed to write something. Prompted to write this after seeing an ad in a cab. "Why wait in the rain?" , it asked. Frankly , I didnit know what the ad was all about, but the words do bring back some fond memories...

raindrops on leaf
image enhanced by dsnake1
from a photo from

why I waited in the rain

because you came to me
with your umbrella
offering shelter
like a heroine
out of a wuxia novel
and your smile
was dazzling
even on a wet
March morning.

you leaned close to me
warm breath in my face
a scent of soft talc
fresh lilac flowers,
the patter of rain
on stretched fabric
keeping time
racing alongside
our heartbeats.

we laughed
and stamped on puddles
like children
the song of our joy
scattering like beads
of crystal
clearer than the rays
that were
trying to break
through moody clouds.


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Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Triple WOW for enhanced photo and poem!!!

10 June, 2007 21:51  
Blogger floots said...

i'm with pat
this is a goodie
love the pic too
is it a nasturtium leaf or something local to you which i wouldn't recognise

10 June, 2007 22:16  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

A triple WOW from pat!
thanks, thanks, thanks!:)

i was visiting your site at the same time you are here. :)

I don't know what's the name of the plant, i got the photo from a free stock photo website. I used photoshop to enhance it a bit. :)

10 June, 2007 22:47  
Blogger magiceye said...

lovely....celebration of love!

10 June, 2007 22:51  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

me turned mushy.. :)

10 June, 2007 23:14  
Blogger polona said...

wow, this is really beautiful!
(the poem and the photo)

11 June, 2007 03:06  
Blogger Rax said...

this is wonderful work. the imagery took my breath away :) I like your work. If you don't mind, I'll be linking your blog to mine :)

11 June, 2007 03:23  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

lovely -- you said so much more than any ad- great work

11 June, 2007 12:31  
Blogger nomadicsoul said...

cute. sweet. did i mention cute?

11 June, 2007 20:06  
Blogger Blue Sky said...

This is really sweet. :)

11 June, 2007 20:50  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

Nothing like rains and an umbrella to bring out the poet. I wish for that here!

Great images of of romance!

12 June, 2007 00:25  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you!

hi rax,
thanks for visiting and for your kind comments. yes, i will be pleased to have you linking to my blog. :)


any ad agency out there wanna hire me? :)

hi nomadicsoul,
thanks for dropping by.
yes, you did mention 'cute'. :)

sweet, huh? :)

12 June, 2007 00:34  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

while i was tapping out the replies,
you came visiting. :)

i wrote about something that happened some time ago, but the images are still fresh.

it must be very hot in Delhi now?

12 June, 2007 00:40  
Blogger Medusa aka expiringpoet said...

its a lotus leaf, no? sigh...i always enjoy reading your love poetry...puts an idiotic smile on my face...

13 June, 2007 14:58  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

welcome back, medusa!
where have you been? missing your lovely and witty comments here.

ah, i see you have been studying botany while you are away. :)

13 June, 2007 20:28  
Anonymous alson said...

This is awesome! Send it for the competition! :)

14 June, 2007 21:19  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

can meh? then i send in all my love poetry, sure can win! :D

15 June, 2007 00:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>sweet, huh? :)

Yeah. And I'm not saying it lightly. I'm not a big fan of love poems but I like the ones you write, and this one I like.

- Liz

15 June, 2007 12:39  
Blogger Plus Ultra said...

May I another WOW!I am c & P this to the link of your site on multiply, I hope you dont mind

15 June, 2007 23:07  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

i think love poetry is one of the hardest genre to attempt. it may seem self-indulgent but i don't care. :)

hi kianseng,
long time no see!
thanks for the WOW. yeah, go ahead and c & p this for the link in your Multiply blog. :)

16 June, 2007 00:09  

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