Alison Cassidy

Rookie (6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

After Steady Rain - Poem by Alison Cassidy

My lover's grateful lungs
savor the freshly laundered air.

The rain-drenched mollis azaleas
spill over-ripe apricot petals.

Young green camellia leaves
show off their new cut and polish.

Treeferns, flushed with spring growth,
wear diamonds in their hair.

And the old dog lies at the back door
snoring comfortably.

Comments about After Steady Rain by Alison Cassidy

  • (10/24/2008 11:23:00 AM)

    You have a wonderful grasp of imagery. I like that about your work and I think this one is my favourite so far.

    Keep smiling,
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  • (7/20/2008 11:56:00 PM)

    Really nice poem. I enjoyed reading it.

    Best Wishes,
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  • (4/22/2008 5:57:00 PM)

    Beautiful vivid images were created by you with your pen. I enjoyed reading this lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Andrew Blakemore (2/3/2008 3:20:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem Alison. You really have a great way of capturing the moment. Andrew 10! (Report) Reply

  • (12/23/2007 10:11:00 AM)

    Superb. Brings images to mind immediately. Thanks (Report) Reply

  • (11/19/2007 7:08:00 PM)

    wonderful refreshing to read..brings memories, nicely penned..
    thanks for sharing, Ali..
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  • (11/17/2007 10:52:00 AM)

    An array of delightfully refreshing images here Allie, you have captured a vision of the understated beauty that exists around us when we just take the time to acknowledge it. Love the 'freshly laundered air' especially. Justine xx (Report) Reply

  • (11/11/2007 3:48:00 PM)

    Allie a nice relaxing poem. Easy on the eye and refreshing as the air after a steady rain. Simply wonderfully put. Top marks and thanks for sharing it my friend.
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  • (11/11/2007 2:25:00 PM)

    Ah what a serene and tranquil scene painted with an elegant brush. Have you thought of opening a Bed and Breakfast establishment? (Report) Reply

  • (11/10/2007 12:46:00 AM)

    And all's well with the world and my lungs, pro tem. Nicely writ Allie pie.... (Report) Reply

  • (11/8/2007 5:06:00 PM)

    Dear Alison,

    I really enjoyed this poem. I could see the lovely plants in my mind's eye. The first 2 lines
    and the last two lines make a nice contrast to the rest of the poem.
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  • (11/6/2007 7:25:00 PM)

    'freshly laundered air'...
    Beautiful images creating a serene atmosphere
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  • (11/6/2007 12:57:00 PM)

    Allie, 'And the old dog lies at the back door
    snoring comfortably...' I see those same comforting scenes of normality reflected in this classic ending; dogs have a way of bringing us back to it! Rgds, Ivan
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  • (11/6/2007 12:26:00 PM)

    Aaaah, lovely Allie. I particularly like the second line. That post rain fragrance is priceless.
    Ez X
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  • (11/6/2007 3:34:00 AM)

    I was just waiting for the rainbow,
    then I realised you had written it.
    Danny; ¬)
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  • (11/6/2007 2:57:00 AM)

    I love Melbourne this time of year...and your poetry reflects the season. (Report) Reply

  • (11/6/2007 2:16:00 AM)

    Dear always I am grateful for the beauty and grace of your words......this exquisitely delicate poem, redolent with scent and sight, does, as Nimal says, bring with it the way of haiku..... truly celebrating all life, the richness and the wonder..........the both transitory and never-ending glory..........thank you
    for this gift...........

    Love, D.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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  • (11/6/2007 1:37:00 AM)

    Excellent! Alison your steady rain drags me to Japan and resembles me the master poet Matsuo Basho, , , , , , , , , , , , most of your poems give the smell of Haiku! (Report) Reply

  • (11/6/2007 1:32:00 AM)

    ..... and when I wrote yesterday that that expression you used in an e-mail was worthy as a poem I fully expected it to come to fruition, and here it is, divine in the detail, serene in the reading, as ever.... lovely. t x (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011

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