You are the rain – ghazal for dVerse III

I love you as the dry earth loves the rain
and your voice is as sweet as the sound of the rain

you have walked through the desert with me
your footsteps as soft as the gentle rain

you have nurtured me like a young tree
that turns its leaves to the touch of the rain

you have come to me through the darkness
the sound of thunder, the driving rain

you have filled the fruit on my boughs
with sweet juices for those who thirst for rain

you have softened the glare of the sun for me
gentled the heat like cooling rain

you have swept me down to the wide ocean
a river filled with the bounteous rain

you have washed the veil from this princess
and left her naked in the summer rain

So, I have given in to the ghazal and gone for the lushly romantic. Each stanza stands alone, I think, and together they create a flower with many petals. Or something like that. This is for the dVerse Form for All project for June, hosted by Gay. I’m linking up to the dVerse Open Link night, too.

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28 thoughts on “You are the rain – ghazal for dVerse III

  1. There’s nothing wrong with giving in to it, Sarah, and I love your lushly romantic flower with many petals and the way the rain trickles through it! It’s so sensual, especially the lines:
    ‘you have filled the fruit on my boughs
    with sweet juices for those who thirst for rain’
    and
    ‘you have washed the veil from this princess
    and left her naked in the summer rain’.

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  2. This makes me think of Omar Khayyam, it has an eastern exoticism. Perhaps because in the west we tend to dismiss the rain as a nuisance. This explores all the sensual aspects of rain.

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