Rain-Drops, Tap-dancing On My Windows



She came suddenly,

Lightly tap-dancing on my window, like Fred Astaire.

She embraced, stroked and caressed our emotions,

The cute tenderness of our hearts beating,

Blending into the vastness of love.

On this cool autumnal evening,

The verdant hue of crimson leaves,

Danced with the light winds,

Gliding past our windows.

Enveloped by a searing heat,

Once fanned by a desire now dissipating,

We relaxed into the mode of blissful union.

Her smile was like a Trojan princess;

Her eyes a gorgeous sapphire blue.

How we loved the rain! -- Her gentle,

Steadily increasing drops, cuddled our core like magic;

Her soothing serene sound, like minstrels from heaven --

Somehow She added gracefulness,

To the indigo vastness of the sky.

The autumnal leaves, elegantly gliding in their freedom,

Were soothing; comforting…

These were our golden moments.

Uninhibited, we soared to a pinnacle of Delight.

Outside the trees swayed and glistened,

The wet shiny branches portraying a vibrant energy,

So healing for the thrill of lovers entwined!

Tonight the roads were wet in silent greeting;

The plants replenishing their life-force.

Autumnal flowers


But inside … imprints and lingering wafts

Of Simona’s silhouette as she left,

Still hugged my frame and I knew the joy of love.

Too late, as once again,

She moved from the plane of my excellence,

Into yet another realm of memory, far, far away.

I awoke to a breath-taking sublime fragrance,

Lingering on my pillows; the silken curtains of the windows.

I heard a silent, almost inaudible sound.

I peeped through my windows and the rain was falling… sweetly.

I would wait, as she would come again,

To open the gateways of our celestial paradise

Next autumn… and the rain-drops

Would tap-dance on our windows … one more time.

–Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. © Copyrighted, 9th September, 2016

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Frank Atanacio 5 weeks ago from Shelton

manatita, I really like reading your prose.. love the lines my friend :)

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cam8510 5 weeks ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

manatita, A downpour from the clouds can be invigorating to the world outside, to the soul and to the heart of a relationship. Inspiring.

"The autumnal leaves, elegantly gliding in their freedom,

Was soothing; comforting…"

The subject of the sentence is "Leaves," yes? The verb is "was." Just wondering about the verb tense.

I always enjoy your carefully crafted words and phrases.

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

You're right. I need the plural form 'were' there. Quickly done. I change a lot in my poems quite often, so I would have got to it, I'm sure. Thanks a lot!

Have a great evening!

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cam8510 5 weeks ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

Thanks, manatita. Have a good night.

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Venkatachari M 5 weeks ago from Hyderabad, India

Beautiful poem, once again describing the elegant, delightful rain.

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threekeys 5 weeks ago from Australia

A delicate delight manitita.

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Venkatachari M. Thank you so much!!

ThreeKeys, I'll do your request soon. Thank you.

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billybuc 5 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

Am I fashionably late yet? Or should I wait a bit longer before making a comment? LOL

Beautiful...I love nature...love poems about nature....love your poems about nature most of all. :)

blessings always

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Thanks Bill. Blessings from on High to the family also. Much Love.

P.s. No, you're not late.

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bravewarrior 5 weeks ago from Central Florida

Rain is indeed cleansing, Manatita. I love the smell of the earth after a nice rain fall.

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Ah, you are enjoying my rain series. Cool. Have a great weekend, Shauna. About to leave to serve in a 24-hr race this weekend. My shift starts at 1800 hrs. Take care!

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MsDora 5 weeks ago from The Caribbean

What can I say? Enraptured for sure, as well as all the other choices you gave above!

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Hi Dee. How's the Caribbean now?Hope you are well. Best wishes.ū

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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

How wonderful is the falling rain. I am and always have been one to dance in the rain. However at times the autumn rains can hold on a bit too long and then I am longing for the sun once more. Truly enjoyed your poetic rain.

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manatita44 4 weeks ago from london Author

Thank you. I'm tired and my memory is getting vague. Didn't I write Autumnal Leaves for you? I'll go to bed soon. After midnight. Check tomorrow.

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