Monsoon Musings

An August Sunday morning;
Again, it poured all night.
I woke up early,
In the dull morning light.

Shadows across the room
Beckon me to follow,
Desires that went up in a gloom
And, were long consigned to the gallows.

Years go by, and, desires get threshed,
But, persistence insists on keeping them refreshed.
In one way or another, the refrains remain
Much like these never-ending showers of rain.

Suddenly, half a rainbow
Breaks through the drizzling rain,
Clearing up the cloud burst,
And, I feel like shining forth again.

Come rain, or, come shine
One thing stays true.
Things do change,
But, only if you want them to.

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70 Responses to Monsoon Musings

  1. buttercup600 says:

    I loved this…so it is in our lives too…very much food for thought you have given me!! I loved loved loved your wordplay!! Enjoy your weekend my friend x

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  2. Amrita Ghosh says:

    hey amanda, thanks much lady for stopping by. so glad you enjoyed this πŸ™‚ you have a good weekend too!

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  3. AG says:

    Excllent expression. Indeed things do change.

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  4. TK says:

    sure.. this will linger for a while..thanks ..looking forward to more

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  5. Amrita Ghosh says:

    πŸ™‚ thanks T!

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  6. girlgeum says:

    Some things do change even when we don’t want them to.

    This starts off with a dreary outlook, but accumulates into hope, and ends with a declaration.

    Using nature to bring across an everyday human point. πŸ™‚

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  7. Amrita Ghosh says:

    change is the only constant, is it not? and, hope is always the first thing we have and the last thing we lose πŸ™‚ thanks so much for visiting…look forward to more comments and insights πŸ™‚

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  8. deadpoet88 says:

    Beautiful poem, and words ring so true. You’re right, things change if we want them to change. Also, change is not always bad, often it turns out for the good.

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  9. Kavita says:

    Absolutely love, Amrita!! This is something I had made a quote of, on Facebook, a long time back!!! Glad we think alike on this subject… yaaaayyy!! πŸ™‚
    The analogy is beautiful!!! Well..refreshing actually! πŸ™‚

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  10. Jingle says:

    what stunning image,
    perfect and lovely poem…

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  11. girlgeum says:

    Yes change is constant, it happens whether we want it to or not. We make the choice on how it’ll affect us or what we do with it. πŸ™‚

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  12. suzicate says:

    Lovely flow, enjoyed this.

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  13. kevinyide says:

    There are so many aspects of the monsoon. The joys, the gloom, the expectations, the being caught unawares; much like life.
    Wery Vell Vritten πŸ˜‰

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  14. Amrita Ghosh says:

    @kevin – thanks for visiting…glad you like my doodlings πŸ™‚

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  16. megzone says:

    awesome one amrita πŸ˜€
    loved it completely πŸ™‚
    i soooo love the rain πŸ˜€
    they bring in a feeling of gloom and at time of joy and fun πŸ˜€

    here from Jingle’s Rally.. u can read my poem at
    http://megzone.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/footprint/

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  17. ‘half a rainbow’ :)…loved that line…and things do change if you want them true, very good…

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  18. Amrita Ghosh says:

    thanks meghana for stopping by! i do like the ‘footprints’, but i loved your ‘acrid rain’ more πŸ™‚

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  19. Jingle says:

    very lovely piece,
    the image give me a fresh and renewed feeling,
    thanks for sharing!
    πŸ™‚

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  20. Jingle says:

    On the benefit of you,
    please scan the participant list, visit NEW ones to meet requirement, visit old ones to get feedback on your own behalf…
    have fun!

    Happy Thursday!

    Your poetry or talent rocks.
    πŸ™‚

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  21. This is one of the most tragic stanzas I have read in a while;

    Shadows across the room
    Beckon me to follow,
    Desires that went up in a gloom
    And, were long consigned to the gallows

    Beautiful… Be Inspired Today! Love and Light, Sender

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  22. Outstandingly expressed, I loved it..

    –Someone Is Special–

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  23. Amrita

    wow! this poem sits so true with me in this very moment. I got goose bumps. The last part might just have to be my mantra for today

    “Come rain, or, come shine
    One thing stays true.
    Things do change,
    But, only if you want them to.”

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    • Amrita Ghosh says:

      @Lovely (Annie, i suppose?) – am so glad that this touched your heart! it’s funny sometimes you can connect with strangers across the distance and they’ll know exactly how you feel. thanks much for visiting and do stop by again…:-)

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  24. Rajlakshmi says:

    loved the positiveness in the last line…
    rain does bring a flood of emotions…
    well written

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    • Amrita Ghosh says:

      welcome back! and, thanks much Rajlakshmi πŸ™‚ staying positive is an attitude that’s imperative in life, i suppose, though not so easy to pull off all the time. i try πŸ™‚

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  25. ah, m back to this blog again today πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ and this time, no critique.. i just LOVED it.. could visualize most of it too.. good one, Amrita πŸ™‚

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  26. Raven says:

    Excellent! I know this poem…I’ve lived it. Beautifully written.

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  27. Anky0112 says:

    very expressive… things do change indeed but its beautiful that they do…
    thanks for sharing… I love august month…

    keep versing
    viva la vida πŸ™‚

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  28. Jessica Graf says:

    nice flow and imagery

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  29. Amrita Ghosh says:

    thank you for visiting and for your kind words, Jessica! do visit again πŸ™‚

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  30. Jingle says:

    http://thursdaypoetsrallypoetry.wordpress.com/2010/08/27/the-perfect-poet-award-4-week-27/

    letting u know that u have won the perfect poet award week 27.
    Happy Friday

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  31. Jingle says:

    http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/08/27/friendship-means-a-world-2-me/
    pick three awards from my post,
    pass them to 1 to 10 blogging friends with whom you believe that they deserve them.
    have fun!
    Take good care.

    please find time visiting post back!
    Happy Saturday!

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  32. Olivia says:

    Congratulations……….
    Lovely Weekend
    xoxoxox

    Best Wishes
    Olivia

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  33. oinky says:

    really love this part:

    Things do change,
    But, only if you want them to.

    πŸ˜€ well done!

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  34. pravin nair says:

    Hi Amrita,

    I really liked this what with the words and especially the lines:
    Years go by, and, desires get threshed,
    But, persistence insists on keeping them refreshed.
    In one way or another, the refrains remain
    Much like these never-ending showers of rain

    really nice!

    Here from jingle’s blog..

    U cld if u wish visit me at my blog:

    http://www.versepoems.com

    I write poems too πŸ™‚

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  35. leiastar says:

    I love the image of half a rainbow breaking through the rain … beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  36. Artswebshow says:

    Nice job.
    I like this

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  38. C. says:

    this is excellent. loved every line!

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  39. Amrita Ghosh says:

    @ C – thanks much for stopping by! glad you liked this πŸ™‚

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