Monday, November 06, 2006

Morning after rain

breathing in the soft damp that
beads still on the grass
that rounds the air

with smells of bark and dirt
spice of the earth
rising after rain

kissing the cheek
the sky like a big pearl
this is the way I like to wake

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Blogger gautami tripathy said...

This is good.

11/06/2006 9:13 AM  
Blogger polona said...


11/06/2006 11:16 AM  
Blogger alan said...

Made me think of the smell right before the rain hits, when you know it's coming...


11/06/2006 12:09 PM  
Blogger Sky said...

ohhh, i do, too, mb - i love to wake this way! and that smell of rain and earth is so enticing.

here in the pacific northwest it is pouring rain...flooding in some areas. it has rained for a week and will continue the remainder of this one and the coming weekend except for one day. fortunately, i love the rain, but a clear day will be a welcome gift.

11/06/2006 12:39 PM  
Blogger Bitterroot said...

...bark and dirt
spice of the earth...

what a perfect image.

11/06/2006 1:00 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Petrichor. I know another "P" word but this is a good one. Love it!!

11/06/2006 2:59 PM  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

sigh. Your's the last blog I read before getting ready for work.

11/06/2006 3:34 PM  
Blogger Pauline said...

such a lovely way to start the day!

11/06/2006 4:29 PM  
Blogger beth said...

"the sky like a big pearl"- yes! Rare in New England but precious.

I like the pairing with the previous poem about the sand in your heart - and that this one is more hopeful - but the other one is true and something I can often feel.

11/06/2006 5:39 PM  
Blogger Firehawk said...


A fine thought! This is how we should all aspire to meet the day. I have been gone for a while, but I'm glad to come back and find you posting beautiful photos and poetry.

11/06/2006 6:50 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

What Beth said - "the sky like a big pearl" - YES. Wonderful. Thanks for this.

11/07/2006 7:20 AM  
Blogger floots said...

can only echo others
that "sky is a big pearl" image is gorgeous
thank you

11/07/2006 7:53 AM  
Blogger Endment said...

Wow - you captured the view I have when I am still snuggled under the quilt and look out my window. From now on I will think of the pearl

11/07/2006 8:38 AM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

I czn see that cheek turning pink with a blush of your happy kiss!!

11/07/2006 9:19 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

"Pearl" is just the right word. Lovely.

11/07/2006 9:42 AM  
Blogger mermaid said...

You have a talent for awakening the senses, including the sixth one.

11/07/2006 4:33 PM  
Anonymous Sara said...

Yeah, I've got to say I love that line, "the sky like a big pearl," too. :)


11/08/2006 8:14 AM  
Blogger M. Shahin said...

"kissing the cheek
the sky like a big pearl
this is the way I like to wake"

Stunning imagery in these lines, and an unusual way for me to look at the sky in the future. Thanks for sharing.

11/08/2006 10:27 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Gautami Tripathy, I pleased you enjoyed the poem.

Polona, thanks!

Alan, the smells before and after are both delightful.

Sky, the rain is a relatively rare treat here.

Bitterroot, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Pat, the pperfect word, thank you!

Herhimnbryn, you make me feel honored. Thank you for reading.

Pauline, yes, it is a lovely way to start the day.

Beth, you astutely connected the two poems. The image had been swirling around my mind a few days.

Firehawk, thank you. It's nice to see you back here.

Tom, your comment is very much appreciated!

Floots, echoes from the Isle of Skye are a treat!

Endment, thanks for telling me, lucky you!

Corey, thanks for your sweet comment!

Mary, thank you, friend.

Mermaid, the world awakens mine.

Sara, great to hear from you again. Glad you enjoyed it!

M. Shahin, welcome! Thanks for stopping by and reading.

11/08/2006 3:04 PM  
Anonymous Becca said...

perfect ... a lovely vision of the way to awaken ...

11/08/2006 4:01 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Thank you, Becca.

11/08/2006 4:20 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Morning after rain
Le Grand Bleu ...
Oui, j'ai également remarqué qu'après la pluie , la transparence de l'air est remarquable !

11/10/2006 9:44 AM  

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