Grey skies

Listen to Rain memories by User 952730347 on #SoundCloud

As I stand under the grey skies
Raindrops pelting my face
I miss your arms wrapped around me
Rains always bring back your memories.

The sweet tea lingers on my tongue
Reminding of your voice so sweet
Strained ears hear only your footsteps
Rains always bring back your memories.

Saltiness on my lips
Tastes of regrets buried deep
What ifs torment my tortured soul
Rains always bring back your memories.

I long for the frosty embrace of winter
My feelings back in the deep freeze
Hibernate my achy heart will
Gosh! I don’t want rains to bring back your memories.

Written for dVerse. Ingrid says: Begin to compose a poem without putting pen to paper: you can say the words in your head, or repeat them out loud. Record them, if you wish, as an aid to memory. Try to complete the poem as far as possible without writing it down. Think about the devices discussed above: regular rhythms, repeated phrases or β€˜motifs’, alliteration and rhyme schemes – anything to aid the memory and help the words to flow. Alternatively, why not compose a stream-of-consciousness poem orally, recording the words as they come to you?


72 thoughts on “Grey skies

    1. Thanks a lot, Merril. Yes, recording in the balcony proved to be the perfect backdrop. Thanks for gently goading me to make an effort to post the recording. ❀️


    1. I had been chanting a different poem but there was no vacant room to record because of work/classes from home. I stepped out into the balcony of my apartment. It was raining and the final line of the stanza got stuck in my mind. I am glad you found a wild rhythm in it. Thank you. πŸ™‚


  1. I love this Punam and I LOVE hearing your voice!! Complete with local background sounds — gives it a landscape. :)) Thank you for sharing. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’—πŸŽΆ

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  2. Punam,
    Ah, this touched my heart. And your reading was exquisite, with the rain and the sounds of birds and horns in the background, as if waiting outside to hear those beloved footsteps once more. Enjoyed all the poetic power you brought to this one.

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  3. This is absolutely gorgeous! πŸ˜€ I especially love; “The sweet tea lingers on my tongue/Reminding of your voice so sweet/Strained ears hear only your footsteps/Rains always bring back your memories.”πŸ’πŸ’

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