Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Raindrop


just a raindrop
but oh, how much it holds
within it, a world of its own
translucent
taking on the color of hope
it breaks the silence
as it falls gently
like a lonesome tear
longing to be a waterfall


Today at Poets United, we are inspired to make the ordinary into the extraordinary. And at Poetry Jam, we are invited to explore the sound of silence. This is what I came up with as I pondered about the beauty of a single raindrop. It is difficult for me to write poetry that has even the slightest hint of melancholy. So I brightened it up with my photos of cherry blossoms after the rain and a waterfall in a garden. Perhaps they are tears of joy, but I will leave the interpretation up to you! Sharing my photos with The View From Right Here.


65 comments:

  1. like a tear longing to be a waterfall...smiles, cool line that...every little drop holds so much...a little world of its own...

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    1. Thank you, Brian, so glad you liked that line ... it was inspired by the waterfall :)

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  2. The lone raindrop, dewdrop, snowflake ... each has a magic all its own. Melancholy, yes ~~ also inspirational. A strength that cannot be denied. Lovely poem ...

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    1. Thank you, Helen. Yes, I wanted to inspire hope despite the melancholic mood :)

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  3. Lovely prose♫♪ The sparkle and shine from one drop adds a dimension of beauty on all objects! My Rurality: http://lauriekazmierczak.com/midwest-mania/

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    1. Thank you. Yes, raindrops look lovely especially on flowers :)

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  4. as it falls gently
    like a lonesome tear
    longing to be a waterfall


    I feel for the raindrop.

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    1. So nice to see you here, Ninot! Hope all is well in your world travels :)

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  5. I love this as it made me think of hope and renewal and that everything is possible. Good writing. I will be back to read more of your work! :)

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    1. Thank you, Anne Viva ... hope to see you back :) Yes, everything is possible.

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  6. Le tue foto danno un senso di fresco e di allegria! Complimenti e buon ferragosto! Cri : )

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    1. Grazie, Cristina. Buon Ferragosto anche a te! :)

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  7. 'like a lonesome tear
    longing to be a waterfall'

    Lovely writing. Don't we all want to belong to something bigger? :-)

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    1. I like your interpretation, Paul. Yes, wanting to be part of something bigger than ourselves :)

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  8. Beautiful writing! Love the photographs.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! And welcome to my blog :)

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  9. I love this, Loredana, and the last photograph here is amazing!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. I love waterfalls, so beautiful and refreshing :)

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  10. A little drop can sure make you be on top or a flop, a lot it holds indeed at ones feed.

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    1. A little drop indeed
      but with so much to breed :)

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  11. A raindrop yearning to be a waterfall. I like that. I think we all might have a yearning to be part of something bigger than ourselves! Smiles.

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  12. I really like the first four lines "within it a world of it's own" like a promise that even a small drop when combined with others can become a waterfall.

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    1. Thank you, yes, strength in unity :) I love your interpretation.

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  13. I really like that hope can be found in a single raindrop.

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  14. Ive always loved the image of raindrops being tears
    your words convey a beautiful world in this miniscule object

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  15. A tear longing to be a waterfall - you did exactly what the prompt asked. Wonderful!

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. From the ordinary to the extraordinary ... a little raindrop of hope :)

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  16. Cara Loredana,la goccia d'acqua è proprio un piccolo universo. Ho passato molto tempo,da bambina, ad osservare nei goccioloni che pendevano dai rami degli alberi del giardino le immagini rovesciate del mondo intorno a me. Così i tuoi versi mi emozionano in modo speciale perché si ricollegano a quel ricordo. Sei bravissima con un numero limitato di parole scelte in modo geniale, ad evocare grandi emozioni.Le immagini sono altri gioielli della tua collezione di momenti preziosi che ci permetti di condividere. Abbraccio,Rita.

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    1. Grazie, cara Rita. Sono rimasta commossa dal tuo commento, ricordo e bellissima osservazione. Da bambini si guarda il mondo con innocenza e speranza. Dobbiamo sempre avere questa meraviglia e questi sogni. Un abbraccio, Loredana :)

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  17. Love those final lines, as well as your beautiful description of the rain drop.

    Elizabeth

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  18. I just love the raindrop taking on the color of hope! Beautiful rendering of silence!

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  19. Loredana I always enjoy the joy and hope that you put into your words. I love water droplets, and you did an excellent job of going from ordinary to extraordinary with a lonesome tear longing to be a waterfall:-)

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  20. little raindrop - so many associations, the whole world in it...love the message here - we're these little raindrops of Universe's 'waterfall'

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    1. Thanks, Humbird. I like that ... little raindrops on universe's waterfall :)

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  21. Well penned poem with a beautiful message about a raindrop and great photos ~ thanks, carol, xo

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  22. I love the idea of each raindrop being a world unto its own...that's a very beautiful and romantic thought Loredana.

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    1. Oh, you see it as romantic, how sweet ... thank you, Keith :)

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  23. I do like how you brightened it up with that last beautiful photo. I did interpret the poem with a hint of sadness and melancholy, so the photo was a great way to end it. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Loredana!

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    1. Thanks, Tammy! Glad you enjoyed the brighter side of my post ... hope you're having a sun-filled weekend :)

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  24. I like the tear...beautiful photo

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  25. lovely words......thanks for sharing

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  26. Thank you, for awakening within the reader and viewer, the sensitivity and pace needed, if we want to discover the mini cosmos available---each day---when we slow down, and embrace nature's beauty

    Hope to see you over at my place soon!

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    1. Yes, slowing down and embracing ... I like that. Thanks, Pablo :)

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  27. Your work is so very beautiful! Thank you for brightening my day!

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    1. Thank you, Audrey! And welcome to my blog :)

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  28. Oh, there are worlds within a single raindrop! Thank you for your beautiful poetry, Loredana, it always touches my heart. xo

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  29. Lovely photos and a wonderful poem. Mickie ;)

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  30. There's something very sweet about raindrops - they make the flowers look refreshing. Lovely pics and poem.
    Suzy at Reflections of my soul

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  31. A beautiful poem celebrating a single drop and all it holds

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  32. The last lines are simply superb!!

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  33. The color of hope...love that!

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  34. like a lonesome tear, longing to be a waterfall - I wish i had written this, exquisite and beautifully written.

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  35. Taking on the colour of hope is a captivating way to break the silence!

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    1. Yes, hope allows us to move forward ... merci mademoiselle :)

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  36. The last two lines are awesome. How much feeling, sorrow, depth a tiny silent tear drop has!

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    1. Yes, so many different emotions could be in a single tear drop. Thank you, Margaret :)

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  37. Jolie cascade Loredana...

    J'aimerai me baigner là ...
    Dans cette eau fraîche ... pour me rafraîchir les idées...
    Dans cette eau claire ... pour m’éclaircir les idées...
    Au milieu des fleurs ... pour ne penser qu'à une fleur ...Unique ...

    Amicalement

    Pascal

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    1. Oh, I like what you said, Pascal. To refresh, to clarify ideas. Yes, creativity. Smiles :)

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