Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 277 : Awaiting the rains

I’m linking this post to #TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 277: #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry. This is my second week in this challenge. I enjoyed the spirit of this group so much, I had to come back.

I decided to try writing a tanka for this time’s challenge. A tanka is a Japanese poetry form that follows the 5-7-5-7-7 syllable structure.

The Monsoon rains arrived earlier than usual in Kerala and Mangalore, on the south-west coast of India. However, it is yet to arrive in Mumbai. And as we wait for the rains, the sun continues to rage on, tirelessly.

Picture taken from the car

The sky- miles and miles
Of speckled blue; hard to look
without squinting, beads
of sweat trickle down my face
I long for grey
skies and clouds

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2 responses to “Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 277 : Awaiting the rains”

  1. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    I can relate to this, Smitha. we also have raging heat that goes on and on.


    1. Smitha V Avatar

      We finally got our first rains last night,Robbie and it’s such a respite from the heat


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