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In My Beloved’s Arms

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Ravi Shankar Rajan is a software program director who writes on varied subjects from history, archaeology to leadership and poetry.

In the Beloved’s Arms

In the Beloved’s Arms

A couple of poems inspired by Brenda Arledge's week 13 prompt "raindrops".


In My Beloved’s Arms

My skin is so soft
freshly glowing from raindrops.
Mona Lisa smiles
from behind the satin curtain
as I wait for my lover.

Two bodies intertwined
whispering nothings of love,
as a lone raindrop
struggles to find its way
amidst a tangle of legs.

Her tongue walks the talk
as thousand raindrops spatter
heavily, up against
the surface of my naked skin,
oozing miniature rivers.

Stirred by moonlight
a lone cuckoo whistles at us,
eyeing our bodies
glistening like raindrops
after the consummation.

Love between two poets
has ink betwixt their souls
as poetic words,
mimic assaulting raindrops
flooding everything all around.

Monsoon Memories

Monsoon Memories

Monsoon Memories

I still remember
those ladened clouds rushing by,
and the first raindrops
drenching a hibiscus flower
with breezy winds blowing our hair.

I dragged you in the rain.
We walked, we sang, we danced.
You tripped on something,
tumbling into my arms,
the rains continued to tease.

We gazed at the clouds.
sitting beside the laughing waves,
making sand castles
huddled in each other’s arms,
weaving dreams for our future.

The monsoon played with us
the salt from the sea brushed our lips.
I saw your happy face
smiling at your desire,
to stop the eternal time.

The monsoons left soon
only memories remain
along with a flower,
a crumbling hibiscus flower
lying within a faded book.

Comments

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on May 11, 2021:

Thanks Chitangada

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 11, 2021:

Beautiful response to the word prompt, Raindrops!

Your poems are well expressed with deep, intense feelings!

An enjoyable read, well done!

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on May 11, 2021:

Thanks Peggy.I am glad you liked them

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on May 11, 2021:

Thanks Brenda

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on May 11, 2021:

Thanks Misbah for your comments

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 11, 2021:

That crumbling hibiscus flower pressed into a book denotes a special memory in time. I liked that poem the best, but both were good to read.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 11, 2021:

Ravi

Your muse took you to a place of enjoyment in the arms of a lover.

Like words inked by two poets the love they share is beautiful and not even the pouring rain can stand in the way of their unbridled passion.

"Monsoon Memories" is a descriptive poem showing us a memory.

The moment the two of them enjoyed time together as the raindrops fell from the sky.

They embraced it.

Weaving dreams for the future, making sand castles, holding each other in their arms.

He remembers seeing the desire in her face wishing she could stop time.

The same way he is feeling now as he looks back with only faded memories.

I love your descriptions in this one...

The laden clouds

Drenching a hibiscus flower

Your writing is good in both of these poems. You painted a picture in our minds.

I will post a link in the article.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on May 11, 2021:

Ravi both of the poems are beautiful. I enjoyed reading them. The last lines are beautiful

"The monsoons left soon

only memories remain

along with a flower,

a crumbling hibiscus flower

lying within a faded book."

Thanks for sharing. A very good response to Brenda's challenge.

Keep writing. Blessings

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on May 11, 2021:

A couple of poems inspired by Brenda Arledge's week 13 prompt "Raindrops"

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on May 11, 2021:

A couple of poems inspired by Brenda Arledge's week 13 prompt "Raindrops"

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