Charcoal clouds shroud the sun.

Downpour is imminent.

Just like yesterday, or

the day before that, when

I ventured out on a stroll, was

subjected to a cold shower, was

chased back by thunder

all the (long) way home.

 

Staying at home today,

sipping steaming tea

to read poems of autumn

of those walking under falling leaves

along rivers so foreign.

 

This poem was written for Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Autumn. I live in Bangalore, India where it has been raining for weeks(seems like forever). The weather has been highly unpredictable. Today, the sun hardly got a peak in, in the morning. Then it got humid and balmy. In the afternoon, the skies suddenly darkened up and it rained. It continues to rain until now (midnight here).

 

When It Is Autumn Everywhere Else
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13 thoughts on “When It Is Autumn Everywhere Else

  • October 13, 2017 at 1:25 pm
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    wow ! you are brilliant in your expressions:) the weather in hyderabad is similar to yours, very unpredictable..

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  • October 13, 2017 at 1:32 am
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    The rain can certainly mess up one’s plans!

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  • October 12, 2017 at 11:51 pm
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    Aah, tea and reading poetry is an experience. I can feel it….every sip is filled with bliss! .It’s about time I did this …Beautiful poem! Wow…

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  • October 12, 2017 at 10:18 am
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    A walk along the river on this beautiful season is what all we need.

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  • October 12, 2017 at 8:57 am
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    Love it “sipping steaming tea

    to read poems of autumn” Love it Good way to spend autumn
    Nice poem

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  • October 12, 2017 at 8:53 am
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    What better way to spend a cold, rainy autumn day — sipping tea and reading poetry. I’d love to join you.

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  • October 12, 2017 at 2:54 am
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    We should experience each other’s seasons! I love that you contrast your autumn and the autumn so often beloved in poetry. I see it. The hot tea takes some of the damp away.

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    • October 12, 2017 at 6:19 am
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      We should! Here we have a very short ‘autumn’ in November.

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  • October 12, 2017 at 2:43 am
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    Sometimes staying at home is the perfect plan. A beautiful poem Namy!!

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  • October 12, 2017 at 2:28 am
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    sipping tea and reading autumn poems – there is something soothing about that…

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  • October 12, 2017 at 1:08 am
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    I loved reading this. Here, it is sunny, day after day, which is very unusual for a rainforest, and perturbing. But it is hard not to enjoy it…..the rains will come soon enough and when they do, it will rain here like it is raining there! Smiles. So nice to see you at Midweek Motif.

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  • October 12, 2017 at 12:33 am
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    “Staying at home today,
    sipping steaming tea
    to read poems of autumn…”

    Aha…that’s exactly what I’m doing at the moment too. Lovely poem.

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