dVerse — OLN 295 — Midsummer Rain

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Dust-storms of yesterday, coughing daisies
praying for wet faces and feet, for clouds’
pregnant outpouring of “loves me, loves me!”
–and parched roses get stingy with scent. Then,
Heaven inhales
and rumbles dark
silver-veined reply.
When dogwood branches are heavy
with blossoms and rain, and the goldfinch
listen under their umbrellas, soft sigh
in midsummer petrichor as each sense flies.

It’s been raining all day here.  The dogwood video was taken on Monday, at my dentist’s office, before it rained, but look at those blossoms!

Björn is today’s host for dVerse’ (LIVE) Open Link Night.

38 Comments Add yours

  1. Brendan says:

    We’re in the rainy season here in Florida, which means a daily tumescence foments in downpours. You capture the exchange so well. Love the dogwood blossoms!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Brendan! Nice you get all of the rain you need (and maybe even more than you want.)

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  2. Beverly Crawford says:

    So glad the rain came. We are predicted rain for the next 5 days here, so our world will continue to be lush and green. I am watching the dreadful news from Surfside, Florida at the moment and I’m reminded to appreciate each precious moment we’re given. There are no guarantees for tomorrow.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Just googled it and oh no 😦 You are so right, Beverly.

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  3. sanaarizvi says:

    This is absolutely beautiful! I especially admire; “Heaven inhales and rumbles dark silver-veined reply. When dogwood branches are heavy
    with blossoms and rain.” 😀

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sanaa! 🙂

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  4. scotthastiepoet says:

    Lovely strong stuff here – as heavy as the blossoms and Jimmy himself!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Scott.

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  5. merrildsmith says:

    Lovely, Lisa! You’ve captured the moment in words (and video). Those blossoms just waiting for the rain.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Merril, yes 🙂

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re welcome! 😀

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  6. Sadje says:

    Lovely the way you’ve written about the nature and it’s reaction to rain.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sadje, thank you. I know nature was waiting for it just like I was.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Li

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  7. Grace says:

    Say goodbye to dust-storms. I love the ending standza with this: midsummer petrichor.

    Happy summer!!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Grace. Have a wonderful dVerse vaca. See you on the flip side ❤

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  8. Truedessa says:

    Thank you for sharing the video of dancing blossoms. Perhaps, they were doing a rain dance, thirty for that drink. There was a bad storm here a few days ago with heavy rain. The first summer thunderstorm.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Truedessa, I love the idea of the blossoms doing a rain dance ❤ I'm glad you got some rain also. My pleasure on the video.

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  9. Dora says:

    Lisa,
    A heavenly downpour and the earth rich with its thirst quenched! You bring it all to our senses so beautifully.
    pax,
    dora

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dora, thank you. It really did (and does!) feel like prayers have been answered. I’ll never take rain for granted again.

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  10. Such a beautiful imagery, Li. I loved this!

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  11. rothpoetry says:

    Gorgeous dogwoods. Rain is such a refreshing event. We finally got rain last week as well. It was wonderful. Great poem Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m sure your birdies were happy for the rain. The finches were having a convention in the trees with their talk this afternoon. Thank you, Dwight.

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        Yes and the noisy little wren is the loudest of all!

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  12. Ingrid says:

    I’m so glad the flowers got the rain they badly needed! Beautiful blooms in words and on video 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It’s still raining! I went out this morning and everything has grown so much! Thanks, Ingrid.

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  13. memadtwo says:

    Sweet release. (K)

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  14. Lucy says:

    Love this!

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  15. kaykuala h says:

    Love the technique of contrast here, Jade! It is a good way of saying when there is no rain one prays for rain and when it comes it really pours. Great write, Ma’am!

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Very glad you like it, Hank, and thank you for the feedback.

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  16. Midsummer has been both rainy and warm so I can clearly sense the same here.No dogwood here, but the mock-orange scent is all over the neigborhood.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Nice, Bjorn. I hope you enjoyed your celebration the other night.

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  17. M says:

    stock center drought here on the left coast, so your dogwoods def cause rain envy. as I now live on the fog-shrouded coast, at least we see moisture, but not the gently waving fronds you show us in both vid and pen ~

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I really really hope your coast sees the fog condense to rains, at a rate that soaks into the ground and makes all living things happy. Thank you for your thoughtful comment, M.

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  18. The heavens are rumbling here now, as I read this.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Fabulous, Ken. I’ll never take rain for granted again.

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