Sunday, December 2, 2012

Urban Rain




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Silent rain
A mist over concrete
Cools the heat of friction
And asphalt releases
Its steam
To be reabsorbed

A cloud
A vapor
A mist
To blur signage

As I look
Face upturned
The silent rain caressing lid and lash
Brushing lip
Reminds me
That I could be anywhere,
A vale
A moor
A valley
Where the kiss of nature’s
Tears meet earth
Renouncing summer’s heat
Quenching thirst
I open my eyes

To the concrete
And feel nature’s cooling
Her language
Spoken
Even here
She has found her way.


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012

Posted to Poets United Pantry #126


45 comments:

  1. I like the first verse especially - very evocative, and the rest of the piece builds towards the conclusion well.

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  2. she has found her way - as always. Whether we hear or not, it is just so much more beautiful when we do. A beautiful poem: thank you.

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  3. Loved this.
    This is a beautiful image:
    'Where the kiss of nature’s
    Tears meet earth'

    Good to see you Audrey.

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  4. "the kiss of nature’s
    Tears meet earth"

    My favorite line in such as sweet piece. Mother Nature can be so nurturing when she wants to. Beautiful.

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  5. This is beautiful, Audrey. Loved this view of nature!

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  6. "Even here she has found her way." Just beautiful.

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  7. I loved the way you made the rain sensations so real to me. I could smell the hot sidewalk! Lovely poem.

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  8. that last line reminds me of that line from Jurassic Park...Life will find a way.very well crafted poem.love these understated brief lines.

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  9. A kiss from nature can happen anywhere at any time. I love that your poem reflects that.

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  10. Beautifully woven...a wonderful perspective piece.

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  11. Her language spoken even here -- so beautiful.

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  12. very nice...love the soft kiss of rain...and like the urban setting as well...the hard concrete makes for a nice contrast...

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  13. She always does find a way, even through beautiful organic poetry such as yours.

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  14. I appreciate the realization of the ever-presence of nature's handiwork. Even in the most urban of environments, nature, the elements, will not be quashed.

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  15. I love the idea that Nature exists even in the concrete jungle.

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  16. Nice. Your poem is as soothing and cleansing as rain. I enjoyed reading it.

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  17. The ability of nature to conquer all. What a beautiful concept. I really enjoyed this journey.

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  18. I love the silent rain, awakening, quenching thirst ~ Superb piece ~

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  19. urban scenes can be lovely too, especially if nature lends a hand. :)
    i liked the last stanza, very effective.

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  20. I immediately combined the rain with being hopeful...that line--"I could be anywhere"--seemed so much like fortitude waiting to pay off.

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  21. So beautiful, and universal.......even in the city streets, nature finds her way.

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  22. The rain continues to bless us (though some might say curse us) and I loved this...rain in the city is just like that. Seeking and finding through all the man-made.

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  23. I've read this before but seems I never commented. I love the rain and your poem Audrey.

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  24. For some reason, I find the small repetition of the v sound soothing. I also l love the imagery. I wish it would rain here.

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