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A Cloudy Morning

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

Misty clouds engulfed the frozen ground.
Gentle rains trickled down a gnarled banyan tree.
Honeybees dozed within virgin rosebuds.
Glistening dewdrops snuggled beneath tiny leaflets.
Mother Nature slept blissfully, enthralled in opalescent fragrance,
as the weakened night resisted a reddish growling sun.

Suddenly, a shrill voice shattered the heavenly calm.
A colorful little bird began to sing in a melodious voice.
Its rustic notes charged the somnambulistic air,
creating vivid images of mythical lands,
brimming with milk and honey, blessed by gods.

Mighty kings ruled over these golden lands.
Beautiful damsels bathed in lotus-studded pools.
Colorful bustling markets overflowed with dazzling gems,
an aura of breathtaking splendor ruled supreme all around.

I got out of my warm bed.
Cold, bitter winds numbed my body.
Shooing away the damn bird, I closed the window,
driving the misty clouds far away.

The warm bed beckoned me snugly,
as I drifted back to sleep once again.
I am not a morning person.

© 2021 Ravi Rajan

Comments

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on September 17, 2021:

Thanks Umesh

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 17, 2021:

Well composed and well expressed, thanks.

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on September 17, 2021:

Thanks Rinita

Rinita Sen on September 17, 2021:

Vivid imagery. Great to go back to sleep in the end after a magnificent dream. haha.

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on September 16, 2021:

Thanks Vidya for your kind comments

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on September 16, 2021:

Thanks Peggy

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on September 16, 2021:

Thanks, Brenda for your kind comments.

VIDYA D SAGAR on September 16, 2021:

Beautiful imagery of nature Ravi. I can relate to your not wanting to wake up on a cold winter morning. An interesting response to Brenda's word prompt. Good job.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 16, 2021:

Your words beautifully expressed the desire to crawl back under the covers for a few more moments of rest and sleep. I can relate to being awakened by the sound of birds chirping and singing. I guess there are worse ways to be awakened. (Smile)

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 16, 2021:

Ravi

Your poem, "A Cloudy Morning" paints us a rather pleasant picture of a gentle rainy falling upon the ground.

Then the sound of a happy little bird breaks the calmness with it's song.

You get out of bed, shoo it away, and close the window.

Shutting out the cold bitter winds, and the noise as you jump back into bed.

Drifting back to sleep for you are not a morning person.

This one made me chuckle.

I can picture you slamming the window shut.

I'll post this in the word prompt article.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 16, 2021:

Ravi

I haven't read this one yet, but I'm trying to keep it on the newsfeed until I do.

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on September 16, 2021:

Thanks Teodora

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on September 16, 2021:

Thanks Chitrangada

Teodora Gheorghe on September 16, 2021:

Wonderful poem! The imagery you painted is beautiful and I love how you conveyed the discrepancy between dreams and reality through the unexpected (and funny) ending.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 16, 2021:

Nice response Ravi Ji!

I can very well understand the thoughts behind this well expressed poem.

Thank you for sharing!

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on September 16, 2021:

Thanks, John for your kind comments.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 16, 2021:

Haha, this was excellent...you painted the picture of an idyllic scene...then shooed it all away to go back to sleep. Well done, Ravi.

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on September 16, 2021:

Thanks Misbah

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on September 16, 2021:

I enjoyed reading it because I am also not a morning person. lol! Good ink! Nice response to Brenda's prompt. Thank you for sharing.

Blessings to you!

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