Even This Rain


even this rain

tastes wildly of blossoms

falling in soft sheets


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #749 rain, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s the Isley Brothers –

5 thoughts on “Even This Rain

    • Thanks, Jen. Seventeen syllables can be read so quickly, so it’s nice to write them at two speeds sometimes – quick and straight forward for some people; then with a word or two that can send other people down a slower, twistier route 🙂

      Apparently, ‘twistier’ isn’t even a word… Well, it should be!

      • Well, if you say a “non-word” and I understood and appreciate what the “non-word” meant – then – um — technically it’s a word. Right? (She said, confusing even herself.) 😛

        Really though — I like the subtle, subtle touch you’ve used here. 🙂

      • Well, I’m very pleased you liked it – you’ve got such a fine sense of the nuances 🙂 Though that subtle touch seems to have slipped from my grasp at the moment – I worked through loads of versions of a haiku for the Dawn prompt but couldn’t get what felt right. Pfft!

      • Oh dear — been there! The other day I had a great tanka in mind and had only one line that worked – with glimmers of the rest of the poem just out of reach. One of the bee haiku also. So frustrating!

        But – we’re both our own harshest critics. 🙂

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