Friday, April 23, 2010

Rain

Her hair came undone, the curls falling delicately over her shoulders. She looked all around her. Suffused in a pink glow. The white bark of the eucalyptus was radiant, chipping but with a shimmer of a fresh pearl. She felt the bark under her pink fingertips looking down at the long shadows being cast. The shadows swayed on the gravel pathway, dainty and ethereal. She looked up to those leaves that made them, gentle, swaying ,the branches bowing down to touch the ground. She sensed the sun peek in and out through the leaves, the stray srands of hair on her forehead glistening in the dusk lights. She stood enraptured at every sound, the rustle of the leaves, the wind entangling her locks, the cuckoo in her sweetest and of the voices around. The plants around her plush, green and vibrant whispered of hope. It stirred a music in her very being ; a thread of rhythm flowing through her veins. Overwhelmed was she, as every gamut of emotion struck a melody, a symphony known only to her; a harmony of all that she saw, heard and felt.
And then it fell, resting upon her long eyelashes, as clear as a crystal. She opened her palms to feel it. Wet and cold , flowing through her fingers onto the parched earth. The incense; that of the earth ,its thirst quenched. It sparkled,the colours bouncing off it as rays flitted across. The grey above with solar streaks left an orange tinge around.
It felt like life washed away;and yet it felt like being a being again...
She moved,like the wind,through every drop which touched her skin. She felt it on every niche in her being,every curve of her body, every corner of her soul; infused with the tones to which she danced.
" Raindrops keep falling on my head,
But that doesn't mean my eyes would soon be turning red,
Crying's not for me,
Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'
Because I am free,
Nothing's worrying me"
Yes she saw it, heard it, and felt it.
and then on her lips, partook of it, brackish and fresh, tears and smiles, despair and joy.

9 comments:

Anusha said...

Well done Mallika. Great choice of words, brilliant lifelike description.
Made me feel like the girl being talked about.
Keep it up :) :)

Rutuja said...

you have a way with words! :)
a nice read!

Rutuja said...

you have a way with words! :)
a nice read!

mallika said...

Thanks Anusha..exactly!! just hoped it would capture some of the emotions before the rains :)

Rutuja, hope you found this a better read :)

neon said...

huh cant you people right about somethin else rather than your self born insecurities come on mallu choose a better topic and stop expressing every little feeling like charles dickins and tolkein.

mallika said...

( I totally understand what a sadist sibling you are ;D ) but STFU Gautam Sridhar!!!! Do you even know what you talk??..ROTFL..and that is the exact reason Dickens and Tolkein are so sought after. Go read Chetan Bhagat..totally apt for you :P

arunabh said...

You shouldn't have taken up engineering!

mallika said...

Arunabh...sigh!!! I wish :P
so totally floored with this compliment..Thankyou :) :)

nikhita said...

so umm..descriptive is the word I'm looking for I guess..remember that Tolkien talk we had the other day? :P..BEAUTIFUL it is :)