Theodora (Theo) Onken

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((( After The Rain))) - Poem by Theodora (Theo) Onken

I missed you the other day
When the dew left its diamond glitter upon the grass
And the squirrels and frogs were frolicking merry
When the silence of daybreak calmed
And the sunrise ever warmed
With its gentle rays dancing across my skin
Giving me hints of a fluffy white cloud or two
Promising an entire new day
Of peace and contentment
A perfect day-this
But for the glaring-almost blindingly-blazing
Absence of you

October 20,2010
Dedicated to: Renee Nicole (Rainspirit)

Comments about ((( After The Rain))) by Theodora (Theo) Onken

  • Theodora Onken (4/25/2016 2:20:00 PM)

    This poem was written when we lost a very, very good friend. Her name was Renee Nicole- and she left this life way to early. It left an almost unbearable sadness in our hearts. (Report) Reply

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  • Joshua Guillory Joshua Guillory (4/7/2016 5:26:00 AM)

    A sweet, serene poem! (Report) Reply

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    (((After The Rain))) - Poem by Theodora (Theo) Onken

    I missed you the other day
    When the dew left its diamond glitter upon the grass....too very poignant wrought in plaintive stance yet by the flares of nature, yet with beautiful style and diction flowing through imagery. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Lacovara Susan Lacovara (8/27/2015 12:17:00 PM)

    The intense light of someone's absence can blind rhe heart to see little eles. i sometimes think you gave a window seat into my very soul. Your words, a cintinuance of comfort. PEACE. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad Akhtar Jawad (6/21/2015 9:29:00 PM)

    A sweet poem with a nice stylish description. (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (6/15/2015 11:01:00 AM)

    Beautifully presented my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Bernard Snyder Bernard Snyder (6/11/2015 12:46:00 PM)

    I like the imageries! Well-worded poem. Thanks! (Report) Reply

  • Tushar Ray Tushar Ray (3/17/2015 9:48:00 PM)

    A very rare and great poetic expression of sadness and gladness together; both being the expressions of love. I enjoyed very much. (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (12/15/2014 10:31:00 PM)

    A compelling and creative composition that as simply beautiful! (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (12/15/2014 11:35:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. Love supersedes the charm of nature. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard Snyder Bernard Snyder (12/15/2014 11:29:00 AM)

    Very, very nicely said. Great imagery! Congrats! (Report) Reply

  • John Richter (12/15/2014 7:46:00 AM)

    Very poignant.... Delicious ending thought (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed Aftab Alam Khursheed (12/15/2014 2:11:00 AM)

    A nice poem with pearl like words- I missed you the other day When the dew left its diamond glitter upon the grass thanks and congrats for the selection as poem of the day (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (12/15/2014 1:58:00 AM)

    Even when the nature was happy to sower its bounties all around, the absence of a loved one makes it immaterial to us. Thanks for this beautiful piece of poetry. Congrats for 'Poem of the Day'. (Report) Reply

  • V P Mahur V P Mahur (3/11/2014 4:02:00 PM)

    Dear Onken
    I agree with you. The absence of loved one makes even a good sight ugly.

    'Swing of Spring'
    The soft swing of fresh air
    Has brought joyous glare
    Moist with drenching love
    Engaged in the idol affair
    I want to share this poem with you.
    full of it you can find on my page. (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul Wahab Abdul (11/4/2013 12:24:00 AM)

    fantastic poem, nice flow, good use of words charged with emotion.. love it...10 (Report) Reply

  • marvin brato (9/24/2013 4:02:00 AM)

    Mother nature nurture living things, same manner it deserves! (Report) Reply

  • Theodora Onken (8/5/2013 7:27:00 PM)

    Thank you dear for your kind words. This poem was originally a dedication to a poet friend of mine who passed away. Her name was Renee but she went by the name: RainSpirit. My writing has come to an abrupt stop as illness has messed with my muse. Am hoping that i can once again overcome - if i am blessed - then i will be back!
    Best regards,
    Theo (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (8/4/2013 2:39:00 AM)

    Love how you used nature throughout - I think in pictures and your poem fit right in my mind. Final line zapped me with absence of you. Can totally identify with what you're saying. Your emotions are very well expressed. Keep writing. Look forward to reading more of your poetry. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham Patricia Grantham (3/25/2013 11:19:00 AM)

    Nature have a way of making us think about life. After the rain there is a calm that comes
    over us. Love has that same effect when it comes also. Thanks for the thought. (Report) Reply

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