Coded message

When the first drops came
- an erratic morse code
dripping, tapping messages
on the canopy overhead
I imagine your words
catching in my hair
as silver skies open
pouring tears of rain
falling in abundance
bringing affirmation
that you are still there
a tangible reminder
that I am still here
a confirmation
that we still need
a declaration
that we still want
a memory
of all what was
a promise
of all that still could be
…still should be

While cold drops splatter
roam in random patterns
criss-crossing my skin
splashing into sparkling
puddles at my feet
I feel forsaken, alone
needing to hear you
I listen for your
soothing whispers
mere wishes whirling
in gusts of wind
I steal quiet comfort
in the satisfying
warmth of our deep
mutual understanding
quickening my pace
heading home
wanting to dive into
my ocean of emotions
slowly drown in
the depths
that is ours

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Recently Michel (Farfarm ) challenged me to put some words to a few of his images.
Besides drawing inpiration from this image, I was also inspired by a track from one of my alltime favourite bands, the Eurythmics

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  • BGlatzeder
    BGlatzederalmost 4 years ago

    Oh wow :-)))) jinne dis uitstekend! X

  • :-)…baie bly jy hou daarvan!!

    – AnniG

  • acquaridan
    acquaridanalmost 4 years ago

    Oh Anni that was beautiful!! Thoughts like that keeping you warm on a lonely walk home in the rain, showered by trickles of love!! A perfect collaboration of your words and Michel’s lovely picture. Can pick up the inspiration from the Eurythmics also!! (LURRVEE THAT SONG!!)

  • Thank you for the lovely comment, Dani! I am glad that you enjoyed the read.
    (I really have Annie Lennox to thank here too!!…I do sooo love her sounds!)

    – AnniG

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmalmost 4 years ago

    Wow…what an amazing poem, starting so sad but in the end finding comfort in re-uniting with a lost beloved one…very touching drops, my dear friend…and thank you for this nice surprise !

  • Always a surprise to see what words an image conjures in another’s mind, isn’t it? Glad you liked this, M…thanks for the challenge and for kickstarting my renewed inspiration! ;-)

    – AnniG

  • EarthandRain
    EarthandRainalmost 4 years ago


  • Thanks Angela!

    – AnniG

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMalmost 4 years ago

    This is so lovely Anni, poetry in motion as the words float and flow along so smoothly. i love the imagery of the gentle fallling rain, the flow of thoughts, emotions, feelings spilling forth, it is so beautifully expressed, the longing for whispers in the wind. Mmmmm….lovely work. :-) xxx

  • Sooo glad you liked this, Lis! An inspired write, straight from a dreamer’s mind…you know it! ;-)

    – AnniG

    LESLEY Balmost 4 years ago

    WOW, BRILLIANT piece, so love it … xox Lesley xox …

  • Thanks so much for the great comment, Lesley – so happy that you loved it!

    – AnniG

  • Teacup
    Teacupalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful words that sit so well with the image.. beautiful poetry…x

  • Thanks so much, Alison – it really is a cool image (pardon the pun)…fitting my thoughts perfectly! ;-)

    – AnniG

  • queenofcups
    queenofcupsalmost 4 years ago

    Really beautiful!!

  • Many thanks Jacqui!

    – AnniG

  • mareakingurl
    mareakingurlalmost 4 years ago

    lovely words….written very well!! Goes well with the image and song I might add!

  • Thanks so much for the kind comments…(and ohhhh…I do love Annie L – it had to be her on this occassion!)

    – AnniG

  • rob castro
    rob castroalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful melancholy… i luv the tension you build up… wonderful… thanks for sharing

  • So glad you stopped by – thanks so much for the great comments!

    – AnniG

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