ODA A La LLuvia. (Ode To The Rain). A Sonnet



She came, kissed our emotions and embraced our hearts.

Singing a psalm of solace and longing,

She brought the soft drizzle;

Encircled us in Her delight.

Ah! How I remember!

The first time that She fell,

There was a hush and a stillness that Caribbean morn,

Salome’s silk-woven negligee,

Waltzing to our bed-time rhythmical breath.

I remember Her stillness … tempo,

Her movements with the zephyrs;

Her crisp, pure seasonal dance,

Cleansing away our carnality,

To make us whole again.


- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 13th September, 2016.

Washing away our ignorance



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Venkatachari M 6 weeks ago from Hyderabad, India

Beautiful lines describing the enchanting and soothing rain. I also feel delighted when it rains. It is a great pleasant.

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threekeys 6 weeks ago from Australia

Soothing sparkles.

Can I ask you have you written poetry about experiences in the Carribean? Would love to enter this part of the world through your own eyes manitita

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Ha ha. Many in the past. It's been a while now that I have been writing spiritual stuff. I do an occasional romance or so to please and again to avoid boredom. But I write essentially for aspiring seekers. I have drifted from the other.

Give me a few days and I'll give you a Grenadian flavour. I suppose that's what you're asking: The people, food, carnival, beach, weather, calypso...

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threekeys 5 weeks ago from Australia

Whatever holds meaning for you in the Carribean. Take us to the e-scapes and landscapes of what was or is for you there....

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

It's up, ThreeKeys. I'm quicker than I thought and I just read your comment. Hope you like it! Much Love.

Venkatachariji, my brother. I seem to have lost my comment to you. Rest assured that you are a very, very dear bhaiji to me. Same age to. Much Love.

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always exploring 5 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

I love the rain when it dances on my windowpane. It has rained here this morning and it made the air cool and refreshing. This is beautiful Manatita!

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Yes, my Sweet Ruby. Me too. So charming, so soothing! Especially if we are lying in the arms of someone else. Ha ha. Thank you so much!

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Ericdierker 5 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

One of the best things about living in a desert is the rain. When it comes it is a celebration for all. Certainly an occasion to dance in it as we do.

As always your words speak of serenity.

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bravewarrior 5 weeks ago from Central Florida

I love a gentle rain. Unfortunately, here in Florida we also experience pelting, blinding, destructive rains. Those I can do without. But give me a gentle rain followed by a beautiful rainbow and I'm at peace.

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Thank you Bro. Nice one. Serenity indeed!! So good of you to like my rain series.

Ah Shauna, come to the Caribbean, Grenada to be precise. Florida is a volatile country or State, rain wise. Thank you so much!!

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MsDora 5 weeks ago from The Caribbean

I love the rain! Pleased that you have the words to celebrate it.

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Thank you Dee. Appreciated.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

Most delightful and enchanting poetry. There are times when raindrops make me think of tears upon the window pane and other times messages sent from afar.

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

That's nice. Messages sent from afar. Hadn't thought of this one, but it's cool. Much thanks, Gypsy.

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