Just enough

I had written an earlier poem on the first showers Mumbai received on 10th June. I thought the Monsoons had come but it turned out to be a trick nature played on us. After the 10th, it rained on the 16th- just enough to lower the temperature. This poem is a stream-of-consciousness poem that came to me as I stepped out for my morning walk on the 16th.

Today, it rained again
Six days after the first showers
Marking six days
of my daughter's arrival.

Today, it rained again
just enough to make the leaves on the trees glisten
and wet the ground
beneath our feet

It rained just enough
For a cool breeze to erase the frown
on our faces
and bring a smile to our lips

Just enough
To make puddles between the tiles
in the courtyard, so, the pigeons
could dip their heads and quench their thirst

It rained just enough
To make the dog take cover
And to make the cat crouch
with its tail between its legs

Today, it rained again
just enough to make us realize-
It was not abundance that brought joy
but having, just enough

Copyright@smithavpennings.com


28 responses to “Just enough”

  1. Jaya Avendel Avatar

    I so love the everlasting feeling of gratitude in this poem!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much,Jaya. Your words made me smile with satisfaction. 💕

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  2. oishmortal Avatar

    So well written 💜

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much for reading and appreciating the poem. I’m very glad you liked it.

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  3. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

    Splendid poem on the rains Smitha. Rains always bring such a change to nature and the environment.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you very much Kamal. Is it raining now in Mumbai or not yet?

      Like

      1. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

        Smitha i have shifted to Pune from this month but my children are staying in Mumbai. They said it is raining very heavily. You are always welcome dear

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Oh wow! I hope you are liking it there.

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          1. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

            Yes Smitha a lovely place.

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  4. Writing to Freedom Avatar

    Lovely verse and reminder Smitha.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much,Brad. I’m very happy you liked it.Nature never fails to remind us.

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  5. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    HI Smitha, this is lovely. The rain after a lot of intense heat is wonderful, but as you rightly say here, enough is enough.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Hi Robbie🙂, Thank you so much! The heat had gotten into me. I was desperate for the rains. But, it’s still not raining as it generally does during this season. If only it kept raining just enough…I hope the weather’s improved on your side.

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  6. Sonia Dogra Avatar

    It was not abundance that brought joy
    but having, just enough
    Beautiful!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much, Sonia. It’s one of those poems that wrote itself out. I’m so glad you liked it.

      Like

  7. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet Avatar

    Lovely poem, Smitha. May we always have just enough! ❤ We are enjoying a similar start to the rainy season in SW Florida! 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, Cheryl😊💕. Yes, may we always have just enough. How lovely that we share the experience despite being at two ends of the globe. After a long, hot summer, the rains are so welcome.

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  8. SelmaMartin Avatar

    This is a lovely realization my friend. Just enough is good.
    And I see the little bird (of the other day 😉) did deliver your message to your lovely daughter.
    Happy for you.
    Be well. Love your poem. Blessings.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Oh yes,Selma. You remember😊. The little birdie did repay its debt 😀❤️. Thank you for the warmth of your words, the love and blessings. They mean a lot to me. Much love to you too. May God be with you. Xxx

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      1. SelmaMartin Avatar

        I remember. Happy for you. Stay sweet.

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          ❤️🤗 thank you dear Selma

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  9. Suzette Benjamin Avatar

    Beautifully crafted verses. Lovely!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you very much, Suzette. I’m delighted to know you loved the verses.

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      1. Suzette Benjamin Avatar

        You are most welcome, Smitha

        Liked by 1 person

  10. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet Avatar

    Let me know how it goes. Hugs.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Hugs to you too…I will.

      Liked by 1 person

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