Feb 25, 2008

Surprise gift

My contribution to Read Write Prompt - #15

Dark clouds obstructing the morning rays,
leaving behind a shade of uncertainty
"Is it really 6 o' clock?", she wondered
"Did my alarm clock ring early?"

Opening the window, she glanced,
the first drizzle of the summer
the refreshing smell of the petrichor
the croaking noise of the frogs

Eyes yet to be awakened,
she was truly hopeful
a lovely day alone at home
an escape from the drowning lectures

"Get ready soon", her mom's phrase
hardly reached her dreaming mind
Ensuring the clouds are here to stay,
not passing beauty, she rejoiced

Switching on the radio news
confirming all schools declared
a holiday, her joy knew no bounds
the blessed rain's surprise gift


anthonynorth said...

Fortuitous weather, indeed :-)

UL said...

oh yes, that's a wonderful gift indeed.

Linda Jacobs said...

Yes, there is always something to celebrate with weather! Well done!

gautami tripathy said...

Alas! No such rainy days now. As a teacher I should know..


Julia Phillips Smith said...

That would be a snow day, where I'm from. Welcome reprieve!

Joyce Ellen Davis said...

Good job. WHat's petrichor?

paisley said...

i know that feeling,, and can remember that nothing in a school child's life seem sot surpass it!!!!

Anonymous said...

isn't it nice when we catch a break? even if it's from lousy weather!

Anonymous said...

Every cloud has a silver lining, even rain clouds!

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