InkFlood ~ Writing from the rain… Entry #10

A Mizzly Day

Cloudy days make her hopeful.
The sky looks gloomy and vulnerable,
maybe the Gods above them will be too.
Thinking so, she wishes for you, through every rain…

When that fails, she challenges the sky
as to who can hold the storm for longer,
only to be mocked by her ever-ready tears…

It was one of those days, when the sky looked lost,
where her watch, proudly, dictated the time of the day.
The Sun grateful, that he can rest for a few hours,
gave way to those clouds which carried the meanest streak of grey…

But she was different, her adolescent playfulness gone,
She didn’t bother to look up, she didn’t bother to pray.

It rained like never before, that day.
The sky cried a torrent, that day.
She was too busy trying to not get wet,
her eyes didn’t bother to well-up.
That day…

~ Keerthana [@meticulousBlues]

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InkFlood ~ Writing from the rain… Entry #9

Oh! Heavenly Bliss…

Beating the blaze,
You dazzle down to quench,
Seeping into the earthly souls,
Fulfilling desires…
Oh! Heavenly bliss,
Tranquil all rage with your love…
~ Himani [@himiiie]
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InkFlood ~ Writing from the rain… Entry #8

The Dew Date

One glance across the window,
And I know you’re back.
The reds merged by the blues, the grey,
You’ve come here to brighten up my days.

Rain, my old muse, tell me you’re here to stay,
Tell me you’re tired resting.
Sing to me, lets dance away.

I’ve longed for you, caged within these four walls,
The anguish of the summer sun, burning, as if wrapped in a shawl.

My flesh longing for the monsoon mist,
A downpour, a drizzle, any of your precious gifts.
And now that you’re here, celebrations will be shared,
our little love story, this will be our secret affair.

Mornings, I will sing to you, for you, dance for me,
A cup of tea, my favourite book, and bring along the leaves.
I’ll read to you, the leaves can sway to the winds,
The birds will join us, can you hear them sing?

Afternoon, I shall make you hundred’s of paper boat’s,
And we’ll spend hours racing them with the tiny toads.
Tiny drops of happiness you shower me upon,
our day isn’t over, the celebrations have just begun.

At dusk, I’ll take you out for a walk,
You, me, I’ll dance till you don’t stop.
I’ll sing to you, for you have brought me so much joy,
I know I’m being selfish, but yet, don’t say good bye.

Stay a little longer, we still have the night,
Sing me to sleep, before they turn out the lights.
Promise me you’ll be back, I will wait for Monsoon,
I’ll make many more paper boat’s, come back to me soon.
~ Shobhita Singh Parmar [@Lil_Hippy_Me]

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InkFlood ~ Writing from the rain… Entry #7

Rain…Then and Now…

Rain is over-hyped.
Unduly glorified. Exaggeratedly eulogized.
Probably spoiled with all the excessive pampering.
Growling and grumbling, she descends on my city this evening….
Once upon a time, I celebrated her…
Today, I can’t help but curse her timing.
As, in the long queue for a ride back home,
I stand in wet jeans, muddy-footed.

She was once an adventure to me,
Today, she failed to induce anything more than a frown.
A twitch of the lips to suggest annoyance.
As I take out my purse to pay the fare,
I lay my hands upon a half-tattered letter, written once upon a rainy dusk,
In bits and shreds on my palm,
Redolent of times past, of many monsoons, of rain-kissed moments…
Reduced to pieces, the many letters and me,
I try to sketch my reflection on the puddles in front,
On which I had once splashed gleefully with you.

~ Shinjana Mukherjee [@shinjanas]

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InkFlood ~ Writing from the rain… Entry #6

AND IT RAINED

Like a rain

You are always awaited
Your absence can kill me
Your Presence ignites me
Your effect has the power to destroy…

Before It Rains

I eagerly await you
Just like those crops and the famine lands
And I knew you would wash away
Of all my tiredness & loneliness…

When it Rains

Reminds me of those hideouts
We look to stay away
And yet I Pray
That this rain never stops…

After It rains

I know It ain’t over
I will see you soon
You leave your mark
Like the smells of the ground…

~ Ankit Sharma [@ankitsharmatup]

 

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InkFlood ~ Writing from the rain… Entry #5

Evening Rain

The yellowness of the feverish streetlamp splattered

On the muddy potholes and trembling ripples

This evening was not for the cloud.

This evening was once my star struck night

This evening, I felt, waited for the moon

But this evening, it rained.

Relentless rain showered this evening.

I dreamed……

The moon melting in the thunderous arms of the darkest cloud

The moon that creeps up the old coconut tree and hangs above my window

All evening, all the nights

My moon did not come tonight

And the rain swept away all the evening…

~ Priyasha Hoare

 

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InkFlood ~ Writing from the rain… Entry #4

Written in The Drops

Water splashes as white canvas shoes jump in a puddle of water in incessant Mumbai rains. A teenage girl screams in joy and looks at the sky, her friends follow screaming, all of them in drenched school uniforms. The girl in the puddle waves her hands frantically, asking someone to come to her. A guy in a uniform with the same logo on his breast pocket as her’s, comes to her, holds her by the waist and laughs. They hold each other dancing. “Shweta!” shout her friends as she is lost in her world with him. Suddenly, she gains consciousness and rushes to her friends and waves goodbye to him, and her cliched romantic feelings of “Love in the Rains”. After she leaves, he takes out his phone and calls a number, “Hello Riya”. “So is our date on?”

Hundreds of miles away in Central Maharashtra, Nilesh comes out of his house to look at his barren land. Deep cracks adorn the land like scars on the face of the earth. Nilesh touches the land and then looks to the sky. The sun is bright and its rays are like bullets ready to burn the skin. His dry skin shudders and his burnt hand touches his wet eyes. The sarpanch had said that rains will arrive by Sunday. Sunday was three days back. Nilesh’s wife had taken his children away to her hometown. The debt and the poverty was something she could not raise her children in anymore. Nilesh had made his decision. Rains would have helped his situation only if they had arrived on time. He took out a knife and with a blink of an eye, the knife cut through his veins and he fell on his dry land. As he looked to the sky for the last time, a drop of water fell on his cheeks. As his eyes closed, every inch of his body was wet. The rains had arrived.

Ravi loved to go to the school. He was often bullied and ridiculed for that, but learning about worlds other than his small town in Gujarat, filled him with a sense of wonder. The incessant rains did not deter him as he made his way to his school. He walked with a strong resolve to reach his school. But he stopped. His eyes did not believe the scene before him. The bridge connecting his house to the school was submerged in a flood, taking away everything in its path. Swarms of logs and debris floated. He saw dogs and cats trying to stay above the water and survive the ordeal. A frozen Ravi turned back and started walking towards his house. He had only witnessed the rains he loved so much, the rains which made his father hopeful of a better year and the rains which made his mother so cheerful. The rains in which he and his friends had made so many memories, playing. These rains had changed for him forever. This is something his books never showed – The Havoc of Nature.

~Devang Pathak [@DevangPat]

 

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InkFlood ~ Writing from the rain… Entry #3

Monsoon Nostalgia

Waking to a sultry morning

I rose and spied the darkling sky

Mantled with scudding dusky clouds

That hid the blue and gold swiftly

As though concealing a treasure,

And all that had finally remained

Were the silent vaulted heavens

Of the palest opalescent tincture.

I heard the distant rumble of thunder

Thoughtlessly I sauntered outside

And saw a flash of white lightning

Dance among the sable clouds.

I felt the cold caresses on my soul

Countless kisses as cold as the moon

Moistening, soothing and quenching

The passion from the infernal depths

Of my torrid, restless, beating heart

I felt exultant as though, it was you

Who had showered untold kisses.

With sempiternal youth the rain fell

I pined for you with desolate ardor

As though an infinite vial of nostalgia

Had been emptied from deep within

The clandestine nebulous shrine

Of phantom mists and tender rain.

The deluge poured in slanted, gossamer sheets

And lightning traceried the pale firmament

Like two angels chasing each other

Spiraling in a dark delirious fantasy

I too chased myself with thoughts of you

Utterly intoxicated by this sudden ecstasy.

Cold, fresh and drenched I was

And yet I felt so intensely alive

The pale yellow-green trees

Were illumined by dim gray light

As though the torch of the world

Has softened as it lost its blaze.

I whirled around in the hazy drizzle

My mind swirled like the eddying dance

Of a stream, filled with thoughts of you

Your face so clear in my dizzy mind

Like an imprint on a tarnished glass.

Inhaling the fresh scent of rain and silt

In rhythmic breaths, I frisked and danced

Like the silent lap of the water-lily leaves

To the soft sibilance of the ancient music

Creating numberless intricate ripples

Like the noiseless dances of the dragonflies

As the puddles nearby cradled rainbows

And as I spun under the showers I descried

A malachite plant luxuriantly overgrown

Out of its pot, still growing craving more

Of the love that the rains had lavished on it

I blinked and saw my own reflection with you

I turned my face to the skies, open mouth

You weren’t anywhere, and yet everywhere

As you kissed my lips and soaked my tongue.

~ Kastoori Barua [@cookiekuki]

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Dip your quill in the ink that has fallen from the skies and write a Poem/ Short Story/ Narrative
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InkFlood ~ Writing from the rain… Entry #2

Nameless…

Would you like the rain,
if it asked before pouring?

If it was mindful,
not to dive into clothes
drooping over the line,
brutish blotting,
they had just about dried…

If it did not startle,
those shy fragrances,
and make them dash out,
from their earthy retreat…

If it sprayed evenly,
careful not to dig up puddles,
or make raging seas,
for paper boats…

Would you like it
if it tiptoed past the windowpane,
politely, not disturbing,
not making drippy faces,
urging you out…?

~ Anoodha Kunnath

 

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InkFlood ~ Writing from the rain… Entry #1

Walking, Moving

I was hovering above the ground, a moth,

Moving ahead like a wrecked steamer –

Tiny, thick, thin, large, spherical, flat

Droplets of aqua were falling all around,

But they went right through my invisibility.

 

I was a ghost now,

And they all looked like dead men

Staring at my emptiness as I walked in the death of rain –

Jet black, like grey hair on my dark head.

Rays refracted from the convex that rested on my nose,

 

And landed on my retina

After passing through various layers

Of the atmosphere of my vacant eyes;

It created an image on my brain,

My brain was white as the screen of a movie theater;

 

It was ravenous for those psychedelic rays,

Not to absorb, but to reflect them back to dead eyes;

Eyes, which were least-interested to glow in the light,

Eyes, that saw me moving like a wrecked steamer

On terra, while rain passed through my duskiness.

 

I reached my destination on time.

 

~ Lavanya Arora [@Fernwehic]

 

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