Duly Drenched

Duly Drenched

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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(for fun)

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droplets of warm rain
have never been so eagerly
worshipped as they were
this misty morn

when i stepped outside
on a scorched and thirsty lawn
after nights of tropical heat
outstretched my arms
barefoot my feet

threw my head back
to cry out with glee
may Gaia's kind grace
take pity on me

i stood there for minutes
the heavens agreed
this weed in the garden
she sure has a need

with her skin looking parched
her vertebrae arched
she's in for a drenching
let's make a quick start

© 2020 Christine Anne Shaw


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Oh yes, I see now that you have had at least some relief
I guess there is 'Dancing in the Rain' but I'm trying to remember a tropics based movie with a starlet singing and dancing all through the tropical rain
I can see you all running around with your arms stretched up to the sky
Maybe more is coming

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thanks Dave. Some areas have had monsoons. Not us, a sharp burst and then gone. Just enough to have .. read more



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It has been a hot summer there, hasn't it? I can appreciate your relief in the moment. Sometimes the seasons just seem to linger too long and we can't wait for the change to arrive. That rain must have been a joy to behold. I love the smell before rain arrives, and rain itself never bothers me. It's something to cherish. Lovely rhyme and meter, here. I can sense the exuberance from your words.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

I appreciate your thoughts Inessa and your encouraging words. Thank you dear poet.

Ch.. read more
A perfect and fun riming description of a feeling I know so well after years living in Egypt. The deliciousness of getting drenched. My curiosity peaked at 'weed' and I wonder how heaven would see you so?

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much. Welcome to my page. I have to say after a drenching I am not feeling so weed like.. read more
Vig Gleeson

1 Month Ago

Great to hear :) and great to meet you too Chris
My air-conditioner is on every day and I look for rain but...

Can't wait for fall.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

No air conditioning here Tim. These temperatures have been well above the norm for us. Fortunately i.. read more
No shortage here... I would gladly mail you some rain but unfortunately we have some sudden postal cutbacks recently LOL I am most certainly ready for a nice fall breeze of fresh air:)

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dear Bunny, we have had a couple of much need dousings since this poem was written. Thankfully the a.. read more
Here in Michigan. The Great Lakes share her water. I understood the poem dear Chris. When I was station in California. Dry weather and wild fires. We do need the rain. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

We have had a couple of drenchings over the last day or so. Very thankful for it. The grass is green.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

The rain is a blessing and you are welcome dear Chris.
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you my friend.
Ah, can picture dancing amongst the sprinkles from above after a night of cloying heat (I've been on holiday to hot places) 😀
I hope one day to experience that in my own fair land, but to be honest, I think we live under a dome that has black clouds painted on them... I've still not seen them move 😀
Hope you remembered to put washing out before showers redone them for ya 😀

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Washing all taken in, in good time Lorry. Nothing like warm rain on parched skin. So refreshing my f.. read more
Lorry

1 Month Ago

I'll let you know if it ever happens 😀
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

You do that, though I could be waiting foreva :)
Haha...I love the image of you the parched weed in the garden being watered from above and its so many layers! Whimsical yet thought provoking!

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Kira. That's certainly how I felt before the rainfall. Now I am a flower in my own garden... read more
This a very beautiful picture, quirky and fun being drenched in the tropical rain. I had the same feeling when I went out to shower under the first rain of May, Thank you for this nice piece of work.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Markus for your kind comments. I really appreciate this visit.

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This summer here was quiet tropical. Our soil looks more like dust at era of dust bowl. Our vegies don't develop full size. We get rain like one monthly and it's always big splash it's wash away good soil. At least fruit doing quite well. Your poem is speaking my heart. Cause i wish to get some normal rain . Something wet horribly wrong. This poem also reminds me old Indian native quote here is it , “When the last tree is cut down, the last fish eaten and the last stream poisoned, you will realize that you cannot eat money.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

That is a really good quote Martin. Yes without the rain our fruit and veggies won't grow. We have n.. read more
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1 Month Ago

I think rain will come at Sunday . But if it will be again over flooding is not really too much help.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

All ok here. I hope you don't get flooding. There have been some floods here.


......... It has not long arrived here, minus the wind I was fearful of..... and I know exactly what you mean.. just wish I was quicker off the mark............

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

It was luverly while it lasted. Now it is blistering hot again. I can hear the kids in their swimmin.. read more
Neville

1 Month Ago


I bet and me too ... nowt but a pleasure & all mine :)

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for two years now, content to be in the company of like minded souls who love poetry. There are many talented poets on this forum. Have been reading poetry most of my life,.. more..

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