James Mills


After The Deluge - Poem by James Mills

There's a blue harmony to Summer rain,
Its subtle rhythm suits the mood I'm in,
A pulsing tempo, a liquid refrain

Crashing over me again and again,
Cooling and fooling as it seeps within.
There's a blue harmony to Summer rain.

It rinses through me, diluting the stain
They tell us we carry; Adam's first sin.
A pulsing tempo, a liquid refrain.

It smoothes to pebbles the boulders of pain
That tumble my thoughts in a brainwashed spin.
There's a blue harmony to Summer rain.

Then, like a rainbow, which cannot sustain,
The mood's washed away and again will begin
A pulsing tempo, a liquid refrain.

For a while in Sun I try to regain
Lightness of being, slough off the old skin.
There's a blue harmony to Summer rain,
A pulsing tempo, a liquid refrain.


Comments about After The Deluge by James Mills

  • Rookie - 27 Points Frances Macaulay Forde (5/6/2005 4:27:00 AM)

    Beautiful villanelle - well done Jimmy! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Ivy Christou (5/3/2005 7:11:00 AM)

    this is just amazing James.. it is almost lyrical and very beautifully written.. well done
    HBH (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 3, 2005



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