Through the rain. A haiku and Renga collaboration.

Aishwarya and I are back with a rain collaboration.

This time we used the haiku form, with accompanying one liners.
And even wrote a Renga at the end.

She wrote in (light italics) and I used the (bold italics)
Hope you enjoy this.

Through the rain

Do you see it,
Rolling in on darkened clouds.
Can you catch its elysian scent,
Tumbling on the torrent winds.
A promise,
And a warning!
The feeling that things will not be the same,
Cleansed?
Or scourged?

Through her incessant,
Downpour, she communicates,
Forlorn or happy?

When it rains, cheer on Earth reigns, is nature happy unburdening herself?

For erosion smoothes the rough edges, and draws new lines of potential.

As deluge cascades
Reflections of the self glisten
Splashes of new life

Tears renew spirit
So does rain, washes old.
New memories made

Sometimes a tear or two energises self, beginnings are forged.

For whatever it destroys, it blossoms anew.

Drops of purity
Righteous in anger and joy
Divine and benign

A streak of lightning
Thunderous rumble, a smile,
Magical showers

Its surprise and magic never fail to bring out the child in us.

Its pit-n-putter rhythm is a song of peace, that brings rest to weary souls.

Spasms of current thrum
The fizz of ozone ripples
Hope’s rainbow refracts

Renga

After winter break
White canvas of Earth springs growth
Green flourishes till…

Whilst scents of summer flutter
And flirt with shy autumn winds


A Renga is a tanka written by 2 people, usually about the seasons.

For Colleen’s weekly challenge – The rain washes away many illusions.

Collaborating.

Check out Kittysverses for more beautiful poetry.

53 Comments Add yours

  1. kittysverses says:

    Thanks for the collab, Jude. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      My pleasure, hope you like the avatar ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿพ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. kittysverses says:

        Haha, that’s nice, but I’m unable to re-blog on my site. Wonder what’s wrong.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. judeitakali says:

        I’ve seen and commented on the reblog

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      3. kittysverses says:

        Resolved, link’s working. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Like

  2. kittysverses says:

    Reblogged this on Kitty's Verses and commented:
    A Collaboration.

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  3. Sadje says:

    I think you both have done a great job.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Sadje ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        Youโ€™re welcome

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  4. Sabiscuit says:

    Brilliant work on this renga. Itโ€™s great seeing bloggers work together to create something unique. ๐ŸŒบ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you like it. Thank you so much.

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  5. HappySoul says:

    Brilliantly done you both!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Ru๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Smitha V says:

    Great collaboration!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Smitha ๐ŸŒธ

      Like

  7. Just brilliant, Jude!! Both of you flowed back and forth in perfect pitch and tandem. LOVED this!!!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Amy. I hope you’re having a great day.

      Liked by 2 people

  8. theresaly520 says:

    Great rhythm and beautifully written!๐Ÿ˜Š

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Saly๐Ÿงก

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Roshni says:

    Superb…both of you….๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ A wonderful collab… special love to the last Renga ๐Ÿ’›

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Roshni.
      Your appreciation means alot ๐ŸŒท

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much

      Like

  10. This is a great collaboration, Jude. I love thunderstorms, they are so wild and furious.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks Roberta. I’m glad you enjoyed this ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐ŸŒท

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  11. Beautifully done, Aishwarya and Jude. Your creativity at its best. ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’™

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Cheers ๐Ÿฅ‚ and thanks alot Punam ๐ŸŒผ

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      1. Cheers and welcome! ๐ŸŒท

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  12. memadtwo says:

    You create such a great rhythm in your call and response. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much K. ๐Ÿ’œ

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  13. mariamichaela says:

    Beautiful collaboration

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  14. -Eugenia says:

    A brilliant collaboration, Aishwarya and Jude! Superbly rendered! ๐ŸŒป ๐ŸŒž

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Eugi

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        You’re welcome!

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  15. jazzytower says:

    There was a site that did this! Haven’t seen one of these in a while Nicely done. Love the photo too. โ™ฅ๏ธ

    Pat

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Pat. I really appreciate it๐Ÿ’œ

      Like

  16. Aishwarya and Jude, I absolutely love what you both did here. You play off each other very well. Excellent work! โค

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Colleen ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒท

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      1. Yay! Youโ€™re back! Youโ€™ve been missed!

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you for saying this Colleen. It means alot. I wrote a syllabic mashup I’ll post on Thursday. I’d definitely want you to read. Guess I did some missing of my own too๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—

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      3. Awww! I will read. Itโ€™s chaos here. We โ€˜re selling our house to move to another state. Iโ€™ll read, donโ€™t worry. Hope youโ€™re in better shape now. โค๏ธ

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      4. judeitakali says:

        I’m better yeah.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’›

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      5. judeitakali says:

        Oh, hope the move goes well ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

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      6. Thank you. โค๏ธ

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  17. Shruba says:

    This is such a beautiful post! Love the colab work. ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ’œ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Shruba๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’œ

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Anisha says:

    I loved your words. The collab was just perfect, and your picture selection adds to the beauty of words. โฃ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m so glad you appreciate the pictures as well. Thank you Anisha โค๏ธ

      Like

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