Treasure Island

Mamta Agarwal

(March 27,1951 / India)

! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Monsoon at peak! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !


Monsoon at peak
I hear a monologue-
Rain speaks…

Monsoon at peak,
Thatched roofs
Leak…

Monsoon at peak,
Corn on cob
Wins over coffee…

Monsoon at peak,
Can I go out, mother?
A child pleads…

Monsoon at peak,
A boy steals a look
At a girl soaked to skin…

Monsoon at peak,
Roads flooded,
Where is MCD?

Monsoon at peak,
Umbrellas
New fashion accessory…

Monsoon at peak,
Sun gets much needed
Rest…

Monsoon at peak,
Bathes
Foliage and trees.

Monsoon at peak
Schools closed
Children squeal,
Wish, it rains
Everyday of the week…

Monsoon at peak,
Leave your shoes at the door-
Mother screams…

Monsoon at peak,
Driver stops
To wipe the wind shield…

Monsoon at peak,
Open pavements
Home to many,
Wear deserted look …

Monsoon at peak,
Wet laundry-
Sun rise, please.

Submitted: Monday, July 20, 2009
Edited: Monday, August 17, 2009

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  • Anand Madhukar (9/22/2009 2:11:00 PM)

    A wonderful read bringing the earthy smell right to my laptop. I loved the vignettes of the monsoons that you paint with such a keen sense of observation. (Report) Reply

  • Reshma Ramesh (8/25/2009 12:22:00 PM)

    this must be the best poem i have read about the rains. i read it out to my family and we all smiled at the end............thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Bob Blackwell (8/19/2009 8:39:00 AM)

    Mamta, I love this poem it brought such a smile to my face, with memories of the east, so vivid was it, I felt quite damp. Warm regards Bob 10++ (Report) Reply

  • Ritty Patnaik (8/8/2009 2:32:00 PM)

    monsoon at peak, brings unknown joy to get wet! lovely poem about wet slushy, mud, curling round your toes! beautiful poem mamta, about different aspects of monsoon.real good write. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (7/30/2009 2:04:00 AM)

    Wonderful, Mamta. You take me to another
    world. In the language of rain this one is
    beautiful. I can hear the raindrops.

    Love again,

    SandraX (Report) Reply

  • Lady Grace (7/27/2009 11:10:00 PM)

    moonsoon at peak is a nice title..it is supported by the lines you described inside the poem..naizz (Report) Reply

  • Raj Nandy (7/22/2009 10:29:00 PM)

    A lovely poem! This is how true monsoon should always be!
    But this year due El Nino effect and heating of the waters over the Pacific,
    and lack of proper moisture feed, our Monsoon is playing hide & seek!
    10! -Raj Nandy (Report) Reply

  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (7/22/2009 2:11:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem, Mamta. All stanzas seem to be drizzling in my memories. Monsoon is a bit late here in our area. For us this poem is a prologue to
    Monsoon.

    Regards
    Naseer (Report) Reply

  • Palas Kumar Ray (7/21/2009 2:08:00 PM)

    Monsoon is encapsulated here as a beautiful poem.Imageries are absolutely true to the facts and narrated with absurd preciseness.The end is very realistic and superb.
    You compel me to beg this for my monsoon favorites. (Report) Reply

  • Dr.subhendu Kar (7/20/2009 9:59:00 AM)

    Monsoon at peak,
    A boy steals a look
    At a girl soaked to skin…...........wonderful words yet sizzling through rain
    earth when soaked full to its brim by contentment, yet verdure wearing deep green, quite pleasing by the imagery,10++, thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Rakesh Bedi (7/20/2009 5:23:00 AM)

    I enjoyed the poem, mamta; especially because only today morning it has happened in our area. Monsoon is really at peak! (Report) Reply

  • Catrina Heart (7/20/2009 4:45:00 AM)

    It looks like some of your stanza's were haiku structure. well done...beautiful poem! ! ! 10+++ (Report) Reply

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