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Waiting...
by Regis Auffray
Friday, October 12, 2012
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I wrote this poem last night and, after over two months, the first rain is falling today. ☺


Waiting…


This is a wet land
Used to be

The drought has been lengthy
Somehow strange and unusual

There is a rumour of clouds
Mist on the river for two days now

There is a whisper of brittle leaves
Falling to dehydrated earth

The stars are losing their lustre
The moon seems somehow shy to me
Wan and diffident is their light

There is a sigh of breeze
A silence of the unknown
With whiff of distant drizzle perhaps

There is an edge to the dusk
Almost a musk
Almost palpable
Seemingly sensate
Pregnant with expectancy

Anticipation
Hope
Expiation
Forgiveness
Rebirth
Revival

Please come
I pray
It has been much too long

…waiting for Rain


© Copyright 2012 Regis Auffray

 

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Reviewed by Marie Wadsworth 6/16/2013
this is very sensual and beautiful. It's also stirring and spiritual. I know we're needing and waiting for more rain down here in New Mexico. I love your one line parts of this. Sensational write.
Reviewed by Stephanie Webb-Dockery 5/20/2013
Beautifully expressed!
Reviewed by Lark Pogue 4/30/2013
I love this one. We are in drought, but I would have liked it anyway, as it is smooth and makes me picture a rainy day coming.
L
Reviewed by Melissa Mendelson (Reader) 11/11/2012
And it is a downpour of heart and soul that carries like water across your every word. :)
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 11/10/2012
It was a dry summer and all the land suffered from the drought. Very well done Regis.
hugs
Kathie
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 10/27/2012
Reg,
I believe that Mother Nature would not forsake such a request.
I love your descriptive lines, this is a poem that moves me.
I really have been away much too much from the den, I must not do that again.

Much peace, love and light, and rainfall...

Amber
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 10/25/2012
Check your ancestory, you may be related to a rainmaker! Well I'd take the credit anyway. Patrick
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 10/24/2012
Regis I Love Your Beautiful Image
to dance with your poetic offering...
I know you are enjoying your wait...
You are so full of LOVE & So Many Blessings
You are also very loved!! XX
Love You Oddles & Bunches
Vickie
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 10/24/2012
"There is a sigh of breeze
A silence of the unknown
With whiff of distant drizzle perhaps"

I so like this, it is absolutely lovely and well-written
as all yours are Regis... I like the picture too :)

I can always detect rain by its lovely scent before it
arrives, just like I can detect the smell of autumn
before too...

"Anticipation
Hope
Expiation
Forgiveness
Rebirth
Revival

Please come
I pray
It has been much too long"

This alone says so much

Love and Light
Lily
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 10/24/2012
Reg,

This was so beautifully written, and is so refreshing. Hope you get the rain soon.

Mary
Reviewed by Paddy Bostock 10/21/2012
"Palpable" is the key word here because it connects the synaesthetic elements of the poem to the picture that introduces it. As usual, Regis, a happy concatenation.
Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE 10/19/2012
"the moon seems somehow shy to me" is a great example of what brings your poetry so resoundingly to life, Regis... this personification adds an air of indifference, a tepidity that blends with the imagery in the rest of this poem to suggest there is somehow a pathetic fallacy at work in the drought... an air of insidious intent...

We ourselves have just come through nearly two months without rain, but are now living through a sort of days of deluge... I won't go so far as to say, a monsoon is upon us, but the lawns and the forests are greening up nicely again... a balm, a refreshing calm is moist upon the land, and the long wait for Rain ... is over, Thank God!

Roger
Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo 10/16/2012
Beautiful poem. Refreshing. Makes me crave for some rain right now and taste its goodness on my skin... Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 10/15/2012
So beautifully stated, Reg. I felt your anticipation and caught the whiff of rain (so refreshing). We too in No. Texas have experienced the summer droughts, but are now blessed with an occasional soaker-rain; what relief.
Blessings and Love to you - Micke
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 10/15/2012
Beautifully worded Regis!!
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/15/2012
Awesome! Beautifully phrased....one can feel the longing....it was a pretty dry summer here in the Maritimes too...but we've more than made up for it so far this fall!

Anna
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 10/14/2012
a needed wish coming true with a harmonious creation. kinda cool!
Reviewed by Jon Willey 10/14/2012
Regis,the passion is raw, natural and the question, unanswered while the coming of the rain was not - your first poem in a while and you have lost nothing of your talents - I wish you love and peace my dear friend - Jon Michael
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 10/14/2012
Well, clearly the rain God's must have gotten your well-written message, Regis. I am happy to see it worked out! ~ Sara
Reviewed by JMS Bell 10/14/2012
I'VE OFTEN HEARD IT SAID; WHEN WE PRAY FOR SOMETHING...DON'T PRAY AMISS. IN OTHER WORDS, BE EXPLICIT AND VERY CLEAR ABOUT WHAT WE'RE ASKING FOR. THIS WORK IS 'VIVIDLY' CLEAR...AND THE 'RAINMAKER' HEARD YOU! THANKS FOR SHARING WHAT YOU DO SO VERY WELL, REGIS. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by D Johnson 10/14/2012
Reg, it must be a Pacific Northwest thing, because Portland has
had rain for the first time in 83 days, and we Oregonians like it
very much.

Enjoyed reading you again,
Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Laura Fall 10/14/2012
Truly a fantastic write Laura
Reviewed by Ken Colonsay 10/14/2012
Soft rain after a dry season is like manna from heaven, Regis! A soft drizzle, a smirry drizzle of mist lying on the woods and the fields. This is where the poems are hiding!
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 10/13/2012
Beautifully written, Regis. I pray the rain falls on your land my friend..........GOD BLESS YOU and YOURS..........Tony
Reviewed by Micki Peluso 10/13/2012
Hello, my friend,

Nice to see another wonderful poem from you--nbeen a while.

All my best, Micki
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/13/2012
Disarmingly passionate!
Blessings, xo
Christine
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 10/13/2012
Lyrical images expressed in a pleasant conversational tone. Very enjoyable.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/13/2012
It looks like your poem was answered, but the drought is likely to last a long time. Be prepared to adapt.

Ron
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 10/13/2012
Love this poem Regis we had our dry spell in the heat of summer but are having plenty of rain now, including today...

peace and love, Carole~
Reviewed by John Domino 10/12/2012
Hey Regis,

Excellent poetic weather song!

What part are you playing in the play "Fiddler on the Roof"?

Enjoy tyhe ride!

Peace, love and blessings to you,

John Michael
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 10/12/2012
We too experienced a long dry spell although ours was during the summer months. Your poem actually "sounds" thirsty! 'Glad you got the rain finally!

Love ya!

Jane
Reviewed by William Bonilla 10/12/2012
A well composed peice Regist
outstanding reading....
Peace be with you

William
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 10/12/2012
Beautiful...waiting with words soooo well woven ...that they brought you rain....enjoyed it. ...best wishes and have nice days ahead with cool breeze and lot and lots of rain :),neerja
Reviewed by J Howard 10/12/2012
keen sences subtly aware of atmospheric change...or a beautiful rain dance diguised as poetry maybe? either way...well done!
Reviewed by Janna Hill 10/12/2012
I feel you...
Well done Regis.
:) Janna
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 10/12/2012
very well written Regis i liked this a lot
budd
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 10/12/2012
Regis ~
Beautiful rains heal the earth. The serene sound of rain
is peace and comfort to breathe. Well written dear friend.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams 10/12/2012
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is the simplest...just ask. Revival, indeed. Be well, Kathy
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 10/12/2012
I enjoyed associating your astute
poem with life and the rain doing
justice by cleansing from patience

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 10/12/2012
A parched soul needs refreshing sometimes, and with a sincere prayer like this, I am almost certain it will come to pass, bless ya.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 10/12/2012
I am glad the rain has come for you, Reg, perhaps the rain gods heard your plea. We are still waiting for the rain, promises of come often, rain falls sparce and seldom.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 10/12/2012
Im sure your prayers have been answered. I can smell the dampened soil of your garden. Well done dear Regis.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 10/12/2012
If a well-written poem can magically produce rain, this is that poem. Going to have to start calling you The Rainmaker. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIlEFK0KZ6s
Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/12/2012
Well put to words, Regis.
Reviewed by Debbie Lacy 10/12/2012
Nice poem about the much needed rain Regis and thanks for sharing.

Debbie
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 10/12/2012
Rain, doesn't bother me, but don't like it when it stays dry so long. Enjoy it while you can....
Good write here.
Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow 10/12/2012
This is stellar! So glad to hear you got that much needed rain. A friend of mine in California wrote me today saying she did the happy dance..) Myrna
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