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Raindrops on Paper

30 Jul

Raindrops on Paper

 Sitting on the balcony, watching the distant sea go gray and mist over,

 The rains are approaching.

The dark clouds are scurrying over

 A gust of wind, raindrops splattering on my face, my glasses get cloudy

 A slight shiver, it’s chilly.

The vision is blurred, I’m getting wet

 I’m going back to other rains, other places, blurred now, misted by time;

 Dancing on the terrace, with my babies, in their chaddhies

Dragging their reluctant mom as well, and once, their grand mom

 Who was just waiting to be called, so as not to seem unseemly?

 Or further back, schooldays, splashing in the dirty waterlogged streets

 Soaking wet, jumping in joy in puddles, splashing others,

School is closed; it’s a “Rainy Day!

”Adolescence, crouching under a balcony, waiting for a bus,

 Sharing an umbrella, wishing the bus never comes

 Later, leaving the auto to walk on the beach in the rain

Making an excuse that we couldn’t get any rickshaws

 Later still, on a hilltop in Himachal, caught in a thunderstorm,

 Soaked to the bone, my little baby on my shoulder,

 Holding the hand of the older child, running to find shelter,

 Cursing the idea of trekking with kids

 Then, sheltered in a little hut by a fire

, Wrapped in the owners dirty old blanket

Thinking of what a great adventure we’ve had!

Another rain; graying now, me and my wife

Getting soaked in our driveway, refusing to go in

 Neighbors’ comment- married people don’t behave like this

 Now my babies have grown up and flown the nest

 The childhood memories- shadowy like figures in the rain

 My companion of so many rains- occupied by her own life and work

 I stand alone in the wind, the spray wetting my face

 Washing away traces of any other moisture

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60 responses to “Raindrops on Paper

  1. ashokbhatia

    July 30, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Good one!

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  2. hairballexpress

    July 30, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    WOW… Incredible! Not bad fur a human! *(purrs)*

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    • wiseguy from the east

      July 31, 2014 at 12:53 pm

      Who said anything about human WooF. Thanx 😀
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      • hairballexpress

        July 31, 2014 at 5:45 pm

        😺oops…sorry doggie boo!!!🐶

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      • wiseguy from the east

        July 31, 2014 at 6:01 pm

        Well it depends….I can be a Cool Cat too. 😀
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      • hairballexpress

        July 31, 2014 at 6:13 pm

        I like cool kats better… (Just sayin.. Nothin purrsonal)…

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      • wiseguy from the east

        July 31, 2014 at 6:58 pm

        Well, I was a hound dog till I got married, tried to stay a kewl kat till my kids became teenagers, then turned into an angry bird but now fast turning into an old jackass who will in turn become a dead Dodo
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      • hairballexpress

        July 31, 2014 at 7:05 pm

        😺MWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

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      • wiseguy from the east

        August 1, 2014 at 1:56 am

        Thanx Hairball. Why don’t you try some more posts on my blog. Some more may make you purr.
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      • hairballexpress

        August 1, 2014 at 3:25 am

        🐱 I plan to, human! *(trills)*💖

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  3. Jas

    August 1, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Very nicely written. Reminds me that I need to do a post on rain too 🙂

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    • wiseguy from the east

      August 1, 2014 at 11:20 am

      Thanx. Share it please & try some more of mine
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  4. vishalbheeroo

    August 1, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Beautiful. I can visualize the imagery and such is your powerful writing:)

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  5. wiseguy from the east

    August 2, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Written while crawling in a traffic jam in between phone calls on the incredibly beautiful Mumbai Pune expressway in torrential rain with the green hills dissapearing in the mist & about a 100 waterfalls in pouring rain . No time for prose or rhymes. 1st attempt @ blank verse in 30+ years & that time I wasn’t even sober . So judge me kindly

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  6. hafong

    August 2, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Love your poem. Love the rain, too. I like to take pictures and videos almost every time.

    Lily

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    • wiseguy from the east

      August 2, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      Love that. Thanx. Pl try other posts on my blog. Trust you won’t find them too dry
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  7. Anonymous

    August 3, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Excellent soumyada….i am surprised to read that you can even write in between commercial break!!!!!hat’s off to you.. I am sure your poetic description should remind us all of ours childhood and adulthood….

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    • wiseguy from the east

      August 3, 2014 at 8:14 am

      thank you 🙂 thats because im not a real poet 😀 my calling is being a lying down comic

      On Sun, Aug 3, 2014 at 1:19 PM, Idyll Dreams of an Idle Fellow wrote:

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  8. Poonam (StirYourSouls)

    August 3, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Very nicely expressed, Soumya.
    Poignant indeed! 🙂

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    • wiseguy from the east

      August 3, 2014 at 10:05 am

      thank you Poonam 🙂 Did i Stir Your Soul?

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  9. Sanjay

    August 3, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Very evocative indeed.

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    • wiseguy from the east

      August 3, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      Thank you Sir. Coming from a renowned author this is truly gratifying
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  10. v varms

    August 3, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Rain good to clean every thing including soul

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  11. Orchid

    August 4, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Beautiful poem! so is the accompanying picture! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • wiseguy from the east

      August 4, 2014 at 1:22 pm

      Thank you :). Orchids flourish in the rain. 🙂
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  12. A K Chanda

    August 5, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Nicely written “Dreams” soaked with romanticism

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  13. beloome

    August 18, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Beautiful. Evocative. Touching.

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  14. TheLastWord

    October 24, 2014 at 1:37 am

    Pffttt…. my Pomes actually rhyme, too. I mean, really, blank verse? What a cop out! 🙂 🙂

    I know exactly what you mean about poetry. I dare not call my own efforts by the grand name of poetry, so I call them Pomes. Remember Ern Goon and his “pore old…” pomes?

    On the other hand, when I do manage to bring one out, the effort leaves me wrung out and spent for days. The last one I wrote was about a month ago and it was quite well received, one reader going so far as to label it my best writing of any kind so far. Unfortunately, it probably won’t resonate with Indian readers who have not experienced fall here.

    It rhymes too…… 🙂

    http://sloword.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/impending-autumn/

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  15. urvi

    October 24, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I put to you
    My point of view
    On blank verse
    Vs rhymed verse.
    Find the former contrived
    Seems a person really strived
    To create an effect
    –To me a defect.
    I favour rhyme
    Guess I love keeping time
    Drumming out a beat
    Seems awfully neat.
    Yours,Soumya,seems nice,
    You make blank verse no vice.
    Personally, a novice in libre,I am
    Too short the lines to cram
    My poetic pangs..
    The meaning hangs.
    But,you,my friend,
    Soldier on-a new trend
    Seems to be on the horizon
    Sadly,just isn’t my poison!!😊😊

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  16. urvi

    October 24, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Felt too shy to go on your pal’spage-Mr Slow Word/Last word.I’ve never been to the US,but am entranced by the slide shows Msn used to put out on the net.It’s almost a tourist-worthy event!An annual on too.The colours of fall there are breathtaking,and my fave poet Robert Frost,captures the essence of fall in New England so well.Fall is beautiful in India,too.The rustle of fallen leaves in the wind on which I’d once commented somewhere that “there’s life in death”.Who doesn’t gasp at the beauty of the carpets of our lovely and fragrant tropical flowers-gul mohar,laburnum?😊

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    • wiseguy from the east

      October 24, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      Pl tell him. Will mk his day :D. We bloggers are starved for attention & constantly seeking validation. Urvi if you are reading comments pl try my rhyming verse whose links are there too
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    • TheLastWord

      October 24, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      It’s not “almost” a touristy thing. It absolutely breathtaking. Never be shy to leave a comment on my blog. I shall not only love it, but will be happy to chat. Thanks

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      • wiseguy from the east

        October 24, 2014 at 7:14 pm

        Aha! U hv found each other 😀
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  17. urvi

    October 25, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Wise guy etc,who said I am a Punjaban?😊😊😊 Surnames of a common kind shared across Indian communities😊Btw,thanks for the compliment,I could not tell you had put a face to the name😊

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    • wiseguy from the east

      October 25, 2014 at 7:29 am

      Pretty faces are always remembered. Even in the haze those college days were
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      • urvi

        October 25, 2014 at 7:48 am

        Wise guy!!..Awww!You are too kind😊Thanks.Though have never been a believer in” my face is my fortune “..😊😊😊

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      • wiseguy from the east

        October 25, 2014 at 8:12 am

        You mean the rest of you was involved as well? 😉
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  18. spunkybong

    October 26, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Beautiful, Dada, as always. 🙂

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    • wiseguy from the east

      October 27, 2014 at 3:45 am

      Thank you 🙂 this really means a lot to me. Why have you dissapeared from the face of facebk?
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  19. spunkybong

    October 27, 2014 at 8:51 am

    I have deleted my account completely, Soumya.

    It is too artificial out there. Rosy summaries, perfect families, feel-good vacation photos, stupid mundane one-line posts, that irritating expectation that even my most immature posts must be ‘liked’ and those anesthetic ‘aawwws’ and ‘mooaaahhs’ and the sterile ‘hugs’………
    ……and the realization that I am not a very sociable person. 😀

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    • wiseguy from the east

      October 27, 2014 at 9:21 am

      I get that. Wd lv to stay in touch though. Possible to share mail I’d?I’m a mktng guy so socialising is part of life
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  20. Ajai

    October 28, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Soumya Keep em flowing Buddy !!!!

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    • wiseguy from the east

      October 28, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      Cant stop ’em

      On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 10:00 PM, Idyll Dreams of an Idle Fellow wrote:

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  21. skinnyuz2b

    November 2, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    You should never feel reluctant to write seriously again. This is effective poetry for the mind.

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    • wiseguy from the east

      November 3, 2014 at 8:04 am

      skinny or not, I’m falling for you ! Everyone finds me funny, But nobody takes me or what I write seriously 😦 You, and a few other readers seem to buck the trend 🙂

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  22. BUTTERFLIES OF TIME

    December 9, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    The Indian monsoon poem- Once you get wet, you remain wet, your entire life, in parts and in memories.

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  23. wiseguy from the east

    April 24, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Reblogged this on Share Your Articles and commented:

    my first attempt at poetry

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