Elnathan John

Rookie (Kaduna, Nigeria)

Raindrops And Rosebuds - Poem by Elnathan John

Raindrops and showers
Rosebuds and flowers
Can you see it changing, forming?
Do you see it becoming…?
Can you hear my heart beat
Like a pestle crushing wheat?

The wind today blew hard and long
As I lay listening to a rock song
The raindrops dropped and grew into showers
And I wished that I had a mystic’s powers
I wished as I saw in every drop, your face
That you were like a flower vase
Where I’d keep the wild flowers of my heart
Or that you were a work of gothic art
Stolen from Europe in the Middle Ages
Bought for the price of a hundred men’s wages
To adorn my home, eternally
Standing right next to my effigy

Do you feel it, just like me,
Can you feel it, can you see-
How the air ripples as my heart beats?
If I were Shakespeare or John Keats
I would say it better in verse
If I could lay upon my self a curse
My craving would be but for you
To roam the earth a wandering Jew
To see and smell and hear and touch
Be it a little or be it much…

Can you see it changing, becoming,
Do you feel it forming…?
Raindrops to showers
Rosebuds to flowers?

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Comments about Raindrops And Rosebuds by Elnathan John

  • (12/19/2008 4:40:00 AM)


    the very thing that caught my attentention was the title of ur poem.

    Do you feel it, just like me,
    Can you feel it, can you see-
    How the air ripples as my heart beats?

    splendidly written my friend!
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 22, 2006



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