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Rainy Days

The monsoonal matriarch cradles her pregnant belly Delirious with life giving blood from the womb of all nature’s gifts As she lays distended, expectant and grey Upon the craggy summits Her breath billows above the bloated forests Nurturing ominous notes as she sweeps through the trees Like the phantom of the opera Tuning her timbre, yet masking her desire And now Her contralto; it begins… Her song breathes across the valley in rhythmical sheets A symphonic auditorium of liquid splendour Inciting a libretto of Lyre birds to concert in the mist A monsoonal medley Enticing insects to assemble in an ensemble Their raucous chorus imploring the humid madness Through a cacophonous chorale Teasing the tempo from the maestro As the crescendo climaxes to thunderous applause Her encore; a sweeping army of waterfalls Advance upon the sodden valley Roaring to deafness over Exploding banks and streams that gouge and tear And then It all stops To a breath of drops… Leonora Galinta’s contest: Rainy Days 12 September 2014

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Date: 10/10/2014 8:11:00 AM
- Many beautiful 1st place winning poem ..... - I enjoy reading yours Mark !! - Congratulations! - Happy weekend :) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 10/10/2014 7:54:00 AM
Congratulations on your win
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Date: 10/10/2014 6:11:00 AM
Captivating write, Mark, congrats on the win,
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Date: 10/10/2014 2:57:00 AM
Congratulations my dear poet friend Mark. I thoroughly enjoyed your wonderful write! Thank you so much for sharing and your loving support. Hugs and cheers! Love lots, Leonora
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Date: 8/9/2014 5:04:00 AM
Beautiful words nicely packed. Good job,Mark. Congratulations on your well deserved win!
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Mark Trichet
Date: 8/12/2014 6:10:00 PM
Thanks FABIYAS, glad you enjoyed it
Date: 8/8/2014 2:52:00 AM
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BIG WIN!! Poetry in motions and painting ..:)! Awesome!
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Mark Trichet
Date: 8/12/2014 6:11:00 PM
Thanks Olive, glad you enjoyed it
Date: 8/7/2014 7:46:00 PM
Fabulous writing, Mark; enjoyed reading this so much this evening. The smell of rain, so wonderful in the heat. Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 8/12/2014 6:12:00 PM
Thanks Faye, glad you enjoyed it
Date: 8/7/2014 6:42:00 PM
Wonderful writing. Congratulations on win. Love, Joyce
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Date: 8/7/2014 3:58:00 PM
Mark, huge congratulations for your great well-deserved TOP win! Awesome imagery - just a beautiful write! Warmest regards! Pandita
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Date: 8/7/2014 3:53:00 PM
Mark this is great..so descriptive...congrats
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Date: 8/7/2014 10:14:00 AM
Supreme descriptions, that one can smell the punjent raindrops as they hit the dust. Wonderful poetry ! Congrats !
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Date: 8/7/2014 7:49:00 AM
Mark, this poem reminds me of those August "dog days" on construction sites when a sudden thunderstorm would burst upon us. No one fled, we just dropped our tools and ...... well you described it perfectly. Great Job and win.
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Date: 8/7/2014 6:51:00 AM
Oh my, love the winds... Mark, congrats... Linda
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Date: 8/7/2014 4:45:00 AM
I know I've commented on how much I like your work before, so it comes as no surprise to see you in 1st place with this remarkable poem; full of startling images, it could've been lifted straight from the pages of a high quality modern anthology! congrats on your top win in my contest! :)
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Mark Trichet
Date: 8/12/2014 6:08:00 PM
Thanks Charlotte, I appreciate your comments and dedication in hosting and judging these contests. I'm honoured to be selected amongst all these beautiful poets.
Date: 7/31/2014 10:32:00 AM
I enjoyed it
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Date: 7/21/2014 9:29:00 PM
I loved how you described the rainfall as gray curtains draping from the clouds.... Sometimes, it is impossible to see the trees beyond, when that heavy curtain finally falls!.... This is really a beautiful write, Mark! I enjoyed it very much!
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Mark Trichet
Date: 7/21/2014 10:37:00 PM
Hey thanks Kelly, I enjoyed writing it and reminiscing from my times in the Pilbara (NW Australia).
Date: 7/18/2014 5:47:00 PM
LOTS of imagery in this one. WOW. Nice to meet a new face too!
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Date: 7/17/2014 5:50:00 PM
Mark, wow.. Now that's a poem, packed with imagery. I love the fresh feeling, and scent. I remember, them days, when I would hold my hands and tongue out. Just to get a free splash of rain on my soul and buds... love it..HUGS.. LINDA
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Mark Trichet
Date: 7/17/2014 8:18:00 PM
Don't you just love being a kid again...Thanks for kind words
Date: 7/17/2014 6:42:00 AM
Absolutely stunning poem! I love the rain, and your imagery has made me see it in a new way.
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Mark Trichet
Date: 7/17/2014 8:21:00 PM
Thanks Monterey appreciate your kind words
Date: 7/17/2014 1:45:00 AM
How I love the rain! You have capture it's beauty and splendor so well here. So many lines are rich with imagery...One can picture, taste, and feel. Lovely!
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Date: 7/17/2014 3:45:00 AM
Thanks Eileen, having spent ten years in the Pilbara (far north of Western Australia) one never loses the scent of rain! Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for taking the time to comment, much appreciated.