My skin almost melted
my nostrils burnt
my soul was a withered flower
lying about the dusty, parched
and gasping earth-
for a cool breath of miracle-
that comes down
from the sky-
it came yesterday-
along with it
in the form of a Doyel*–
sitting on the grill
filling me with blessings-
I became the rolling clouds
I became the falling rain
I became a thousand leaves
and let drip these drops of grace
*A Bengali word for Oriental Magpie Robin
**‘Kisame’ refers to rain that drips from leaves. Just learnt this Japanese word from fellow poet Toni Spencer and used it.
Posted for Susan’s Midweek Motif ~ HappinessSusan’s Midweek Motif ~ Happiness @ Poets United
18 thoughts on “Happiness Is A Doyel Bird”
Beautiful Sumana… it has been raining almost every day for the last few weeks here… everything gearing up for the monsoon. Your poem is gentle relief from the thunderstorms.
How beautiful it is to appreciate all other living things, especially birds as they are so beautiful.
Wow! To be inside you–or one of your poems–when happiness arrives is to expand with the breath of the earth and skies!
Yes, birdsong is high on my list of happiness.
it made me happy reading this… 🙂
I love how you became the beauty of that moment, and LOVE how you used the word Kisame……lovely, Sumana!
Lovely….birds do bring a little bit of wilderness into a city life,,,,,,they make everyone happy !!
Been wanting to use the word Kisame too since I read the interview of Toni.
Lovely write Sumana. I was with you there becoming that rolling clouds and falling rain!
Lovely poem full of feeling.
I love that joy appeared in the midst of angst. Beautiful.
I love the way this poem built up to its climax. Beautiful!
Happiness is the birds chirping & the rain.
Well expressed 🙂
Oh what a lovely poem… I know that joyous feeling of elation when the rain comes finally after months of dry hot weather.
A beautiful poem, Sumana! I can imagine the relief as the first drop of rain – ‘a cool breath of miracle’ – and the ‘Doyel*– sitting on the grill and whistling – .brought happiness.
Very nice and I learned 2 new words! Hugs!
So joyously lyrical!
What beautiful sight it must have been ~ And the rains dripping down, a blessing ~