Treasure Island

Shahzia Batool

(Pakistan)

After it rained!


Roof-tops quickened
by juvenile shouts
kites are flying
against the sky
drawing strokes
of brilliant art
canvas sky
and artist breeze
changing patterns
now and then
flaked,
patched,
and barred clouds;
deep-delighting
wafts of breeze
fluttering, floating,
gliding birds;
haughty sun
is not so hot
throat of soil
is not so slaked
veins of leaves
are no more parched
peace-treaty
duly signed
between the heaven
and the earth,
life resurrected
after it rained!

Submitted: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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  • Beach Girl (9/7/2013 8:50:00 PM)

    An absolutely beautiful poem Shahzia! Loved the verse 'kites are flying against the sky drawing strokes of brilliant art.' So very descriptive, I could just picture all the colors. Gave it a 10! (Report) Reply

  • Jayachandran Chakrapany (7/6/2013 9:39:00 AM)

    All what all of us see and hear is just a blessing of god.Yes the magical rain too.here the poet says, the deep and deep affectionate love and care on his unique creation the earth.the rain here only a symbol that says how we can change this world peace and treaty (Report) Reply

  • Farah Ilyas (6/13/2013 2:29:00 PM)

    Aw what a scene of awaited rain has been composed by u, well done...a good diet to nourish the reader's mind (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (6/13/2013 11:04:00 AM)

    life resurrected after it rained what a lovely thought..as if i got relief from unbearable hot......loved it... (Report) Reply

  • R.k Das (6/13/2013 5:00:00 AM)

    :) the poem is raining with such beautiful images typical to rainy season, , , very observant poet and poem, , 'life resurrected.after it rained.. rain, , another name of life, , :) (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (6/13/2013 4:53:00 AM)

    I love the smell of the earth after it has rained and watching the bird shake off the rain fall. (Report) Reply

  • Saadat Tahir (6/13/2013 4:00:00 AM)

    beautiful lines celebrating the arrival of much awaited rain.
    not a word outa place....lovely write superb read

    blessings in the rain drops (Report) Reply

  • Payal Parande (6/12/2013 3:04:00 PM)

    Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
    Albert Einstein

    felt like i was the one who was experiencing it......brilliant ma'am (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (6/12/2013 2:51:00 PM)

    I can see the kites zig zagging in the wind against the vivid blue sky with cotton ball clouds.
    All around everything is taking in a fresh breath physically and spiritually. And for the moment life is good,
    very very good. (Report) Reply

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