Mirabai

(1498 - 1546 / Kudki / India)

Clouds


Clouds -
I watched as they ruptured,
ash black and pallid I saw mountainous clouds
split and spew rain
for two hours.
Everywhere water, plants and rainwater,
a riot of green on the earth.
My lover's gone off
to some foreign country,
sopping wet at our doorway
I watch the clouds rupture.
Mira says, nothing can harm him.
This passion has yet
to be slaked.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, April 03, 2012

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