dVerse Poetics: keiu

Walt is hosting Poetics today. He wishes us to write about summer drought or too much rain. This can include harmful rain or writers block – any interpretation of drought or downpour. Come visit us!  https://dversepoets.com/2016/07/26/tuesday-poetics-drought-or-deluge/

keiu*
Almost five years to the day,
I met you.
Five years since the love of my life
Returned to Japan – just left in a flurry
Of heat and fire – like the black dragon he was.
Days without love, weeks without love,
Years without love.
And almost five years to the day
You stepped into my life.
Eyes the color of a summer blue sky.
You spoke.
A gentle rain began to fall.
My soul began to bloom again.
Summer heat turned to
Summer rain – sweet and welcome –
Dried soul blossomed green.

copyright KanzenSakura

copyright KanzenSakura

*Japanese for welcome rain

33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Walter J. Wojtanik
    Jul 26, 2016 @ 15:10:12

    The barrenness of heart and soul reaches deeply. A powerful admission of “drought” and expression of hope!

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  2. kanzensakura
    Jul 26, 2016 @ 15:16:34

    And I snuck in a classical haiku for the last three lines. Ha! It was a hard time but my guy and I will be celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary 8/5/, Pretty good I think.

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  3. Poppy Ruth Silver
    Jul 26, 2016 @ 16:12:00

    This is so wonderfully tense and palpable, much enjoyed! Poppy…

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  4. Glenn Buttkus
    Jul 26, 2016 @ 17:10:29

    Five year drought of the heart; wonderfully penned, & pure “you”. My third marriage has had its 23rd anniversary recently–never too late for internal rain; just saying.

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  5. Victoria C. Slotto
    Jul 26, 2016 @ 17:17:48

    So very lovely and loving. Wonderful how gentle rain can fill the emptiness. I was 47 when we married, he was 43 and also 1st marriage.

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  6. Grace
    Jul 26, 2016 @ 17:24:32

    So wonderful to meet someone who can make you soul bloom again ~ Love the turn of events and how lovely to be celebrating the happy milestone.

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  7. Arcadia Maria
    Jul 26, 2016 @ 18:17:55

    Simply lovely. Gives one hope that sometimes things we lost somehow make its way back to us.

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  8. Waltermarks
    Jul 26, 2016 @ 21:12:14

    I’m glad you found true love. Those lonely times really are a drought. Good writing!

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  9. Sumana Roy
    Jul 27, 2016 @ 00:16:07

    this is so beautiful to have found the true heart and soulmate…yet one had to cross the sandy, dry path….

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  10. kim881
    Jul 27, 2016 @ 02:55:07

    So gentle and heartfelt, Toni., and i love that haiku at the end!

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  11. lillian
    Jul 27, 2016 @ 09:18:27

    As always my friend, your writing is exquisite. Connecting the drought to the absence of love — the departure of love (like the departure of rain) — and then the return of soothing summer rains that sooth the soul and allow love to be reborn — just as nature sprouts and grows again. Beautiful.

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  12. Candy Cain
    Jul 27, 2016 @ 11:17:31

    “the love of my life
    Returned to Japan – just left in a flurry
    Of heat and fire – like the black dragon he was.
    Days without love, weeks without love,
    Years without love”

    This is my favorite section. We all have memories of that guy/girl. Or maybe we knew a few of them!

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  13. lynn__
    Jul 27, 2016 @ 12:59:19

    A love that remains is soul refreshing!!

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  14. freyathewriter
    Jul 27, 2016 @ 15:17:21

    Honest and beautiful in its complex simplicity.

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  15. kaykuala (@hankkaykuala)
    Jul 28, 2016 @ 05:49:36

    Summer rain – sweet and welcome –
    Dried soul blossomed green.

    Just shows how much love was missed and like the Summer rain it is a big relief to have found it again

    Hank

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  16. Linda Kruschke
    Jul 29, 2016 @ 11:26:48

    Beautiful! I especially love the last line.

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  17. Vinay Leo R.
    Jul 29, 2016 @ 13:44:09

    Very beautiful verse. 🙂 And got to know a new word too… keiu.

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