Theodora (Theo) Onken

Rookie - 94 Points (Washington State)

((( After The Rain)))


I missed you the other day
When the dew left its diamond glitter upon the grass
And the squirrels and frogs were frolicking merry
When the silence of daybreak calmed
And the sunrise ever warmed
With its gentle rays dancing across my skin
Giving me hints of a fluffy white cloud or two
Promising an entire new day
Of peace and contentment
A perfect day-this
But for the glaring-almost blindingly-blazing
Absence of you


October 20,2010
Dedicated to: Renee Nicole (Rainspirit)

Submitted: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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Comments about this poem (((( After The Rain))) by Theodora (Theo) Onken )

  • Freshman - 1,479 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (12/15/2014 10:31:00 PM)

    A compelling and creative composition that as simply beautiful! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,774 Points Savita Tyagi (12/15/2014 11:35:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. Love supersedes the charm of nature. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,591 Points Bernard Snyder (12/15/2014 11:29:00 AM)

    Very, very nicely said. Great imagery! Congrats! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,098 Points John Richter (12/15/2014 7:46:00 AM)

    Very poignant.... Delicious ending thought (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,072 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (12/15/2014 2:11:00 AM)

    A nice poem with pearl like words- I missed you the other day When the dew left its diamond glitter upon the grass thanks and congrats for the selection as poem of the day (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 8,529 Points Rajnish Manga (12/15/2014 1:58:00 AM)

    Even when the nature was happy to sower its bounties all around, the absence of a loved one makes it immaterial to us. Thanks for this beautiful piece of poetry. Congrats for 'Poem of the Day'. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 651 Points V P Mahur (3/11/2014 4:02:00 PM)

    Dear Onken
    I agree with you. The absence of loved one makes even a good sight ugly.

    'Swing of Spring'
    The soft swing of fresh air
    Has brought joyous glare
    Moist with drenching love
    Engaged in the idol affair
    ............................
    ......................
    I want to share this poem with you.
    full of it you can find on my page. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,649 Points Wahab Abdul (11/4/2013 12:24:00 AM)

    fantastic poem, nice flow, good use of words charged with emotion.. love it...10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 123 Points marvin brato (9/24/2013 4:02:00 AM)

    Mother nature nurture living things, same manner it deserves! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 94 Points Theodora Onken (8/5/2013 7:27:00 PM)

    Roseann,
    Thank you dear for your kind words. This poem was originally a dedication to a poet friend of mine who passed away. Her name was Renee but she went by the name: RainSpirit. My writing has come to an abrupt stop as illness has messed with my muse. Am hoping that i can once again overcome - if i am blessed - then i will be back!
    Best regards,
    Theo (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,619 Points Roseann Shawiak (8/4/2013 2:39:00 AM)

    Love how you used nature throughout - I think in pictures and your poem fit right in my mind. Final line zapped me with absence of you. Can totally identify with what you're saying. Your emotions are very well expressed. Keep writing. Look forward to reading more of your poetry. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,792 Points Patricia Grantham (3/25/2013 11:19:00 AM)

    Nature have a way of making us think about life. After the rain there is a calm that comes
    over us. Love has that same effect when it comes also. Thanks for the thought. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,911 Points Ken E Hall (6/16/2012 7:00:00 AM)

    Parting is such sweet sorrow and nothing can make...but oh wait absence makes the heart grow fonder, very nice to read...regards (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 13 Points Whisperkwane Lamb (10/24/2011 3:45:00 AM)

    Theodora (Theo) Onken thanks for knowing I was not...I will and you...are at starlite cafe? I was reading this poem 'After The Rain' sad but true (nature) has it's way of making you think better concerning another person when you are face to face with (her) ...I feel that way when just sitting and watching the birds interact, like people at times, (lol) ...you are very emotional and that is good...keep sharing yourself....you open eyes...and warm heart...mine for sure... (Report) Reply

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