Before it pours

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There are signs –
A slowing down, a hushed silence
A quietude
A darkening
A cutting of the light
A pall of gloom
As condensed grays sweep across blue skies
Moving in
Ominously; a sense of purpose
A breeze follows- an emissary, heralds the arrival
Takes its’ birth in the womb of the nebula
And makes its way down
Whispers a warning
Touches the nape of the neck
Brushes the temples
The trees hear it
Branches swaying; rustling in acceptance
The birds hear it-
Flapping their wings; an urgency
The heavens bellow, a call to pay heed
Yellow leaves fall, bits of paper rise
Street dogs disappear
Homeless cats hide
They’ve run to safety –
And from there they watch
The menacing grays looming overhead
Waiting in earnest for the storm to pass
They see the signs
The trees, the birds and the others’
All; but us.
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12 responses to “Before it pours”

  1. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    A great exploration of that quiet before the storm Smitha – it’s one of my favourite feelings, that anticipation for the storm and you’ve captured it with all the senses.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Andrea. I’m so glad you liked it especially since you understand nature so much better than most of us.

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  2. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

    Beautiful poem of the coming of rains that r thundering our Mumbai right now, Smitha 😊😊😊😊😊😊

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Yes Kamal 🙂 Its raining endlessly. Hope you’re enjoying the rains 🙂

      Like

      1. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

        Yes of course but people r stranded with floods almost everywhere

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Yes that’s the extremely sad part

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  3. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    I really enjoyed this post, Smitha. A really good lesson here.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks so much Robbie. Was wondering if I should change it to ‘all but me.’ Me would refer to each one of us right?

      Liked by 1 person

      1. robbiesinspiration Avatar

        I like it as it is, Smitha. Not everyone always understands more cryptic language. People often tell me I speak in riddles.

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Kept it as it is 🙂 Thanks Robbie again. Yes not everybody gets it. But I kind of like it. Well, I guess that’s why we get each other.

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