Monday, May 23, 2005

Stirred but not shaken

The curtains are drawn to stop the strong, scowling sun from coming in but what is this, I suddenly hear clouds roll by, wind whistling through trees, leaves being shuffled across concrete, doors and windows beginning to bang and the thundering clouds keep on rolling again and again and again. It might rain...I’m getting so excited just thinking about it. The light must have softened to a low grin now...I must go out.
....but it was all in vain....it did not rain today.

44 comments:

thoughts said...

looking out for respite from the heat :)... what i like best abt the rain in the summers - zameen ki saundhi khusboo ...

iamnasra said...

Wow I wish we had some of that weather over here in Oman as now its steaming hot..just to have a bit of cloud..will be some kind of relief..its sooooooooo hot over here

Russell Ragsdale said...

Spring in Kazakhstan is cool and rainy. Today has been like that. Hope you can experience that soon! Classes are over for the day, Time to grab my umbrella and go home.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Love small town promenade, you have a lovely way of describing even the looming brooding storm

Sk8RN said...

What a beautiful description of the excited anticipation of a summer rain shower. I'm so sorry you were disappointed by the weather in the end.

Misreflection said...

You ought to learn the rain dance love, its works here :)tell you what I'll do one specially for you and hope and pray the rains come your way, the heat must surely be unbearable.The hottest I've ever experienced is about 34 and I honestly thought I was going to die.

M said...

Hey G! Reading your posts after a few days and I have a comment on your comments...not only are you one popular girl, you have created a community of like-minded readers..bless you...oh and that jerk who left you an unwanted comment....he/she better not bother again..we'll all come down so hard on the poor sod he/she won't know what hit him/her!

iamnasra said...

Misreflection

Over here in Oman it can reach 45 ...30 is a nice weather for us

Roger Stevens said...

and then when you do go out the mist starts chuckling...

nice posting!

Hirdu said...

Jharokhe jhuke diye humne,
taaki chup sake chanv mein unki,
bhari duphari mein, badal aaj gud-gudaaye,
khidki aur darwaze bhadbhadaaye,

kud-kudaate, gud-gudaate hue badal kuch aur kareeb aaye,
Mein sochti rahi, shayad ab barse ye ghataa,
Shayad dhool se kuch kum ho ye roshni,

Per saari aashayein vyarth gayi,
aaj phir Barkha na hui.

---- a faint try to say whtever you said, here in Hindi :) Hope you won't mind....

:)

Lorena said...

i'm sorry it didn't :) drastic change of weather is common where i'm from. love this: "light must have softened to a low grin"

transience said...

"leaves being shuffled across concrete"

if rain were a person, it would love reading that line over and over.

bablu said...

We got some cool summer showers y'day in Blore accompanied with lots of thunder and lightning uprooting trees and disrupting power supply.

Pincushion said...

'The light must have softened to a low grin now..'
Such poetic prose here..the anticipation..loved it!
and yes I am sorry it didn't rain..but i am sure it will soon..just for you :)

joe said...

One thing guaranteed about living in Britain is that if you expect it to rain -- it does!

I'll be waiting 'to hear clouds roll by' next time it get's stormy here.

NicoleBraganza said...

The weather has been so unpredictable this whole year. I mean, last winter, Mumbai was like unusually cold and I predicted that the summer would be really hot. Dont know whats in store for us next!

gulnaz said...

thoughts, yes that scent is mmmmm....:)

iamnasra, it was a very tiny respite...its still baking here, can very well understand what you must be experiencing.


Russell Ragsdale, your enjoying such mild and balmy weather....help am turning green! ;)

Sue, thank you, twice! :):)

Sk8RN, thanks :)...well the showers will come eventually...they always do.

Missy, yes you do that for me please! ;) kisses. 34 is pleasant enough for us...it goes up to 47, this year though it hasnt been that hot, the 'loo', that is the scorching summer wind hasnt been that strong. Nasra says it goes up to 45 in Oman...count your blessings missy. ;)

M, i'm sure that will scare him/her off...thanks! and i won't say popular but yes its a joy to me to come across interesting people who are intelligent and kind and that includes you. :)

Roger Stevens, hey, loved that comment....thanks...;)

Hirdu, why should i mind! shame on you for thinking such a silly thought...am flattered...:)

Lorena, thanks sweetie...i'm sure it will..:)

transience, thank you soooooooo very much! :)

bablu, glad about the rains and sorry about the power supply!

Pincushion, oooh thanks pins...that is so sweet of you! hugs

joe, lol...:):)

NIcole, hey love the new picture. Poor mumbaikars must have been pretty lost with the cold...i meant it hardly gets cold there.

Hirdu said...

kaash ki ye "Aish-aimed" hota ;)

James said...

Beautiful. I was strolling through blogs and your blog resonates with me. I'm going to paste a link to it on my blog.

Joel said...

We're heading into our dry season here, Gulnaz. We don't get monsoons like you do.

I can just imagine the excitement you will feel when you smell the scent of the wet dust approaching you. I love that odor.

Jamie Dawn said...

We used to say the childhood rhyme: Rain, rain go away. Come again another day.

As an adult, I find I can enjoy the rain.

finnegan said...
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finnegan said...

Imagine
living
where
rain
never
comes
a place where ennui devours expectation
a place where
MUMMIES!
stick their
HANDS!
down
your
THROAT!

finnegan said...

Gulnaz, I need a DRINK!

finnegan said...

RIGHT

finnegan said...

NOW!

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

came across you site...i like it much....

jonny ragel said...

wow. that first sentence is so epic. but it rolls right by. the sun scowls sometimes. very much so. thanks for that.

mermaid said...

I just want to say that it begins with the title, moved but still grounded.

sal said...

It rains here (almost) all the time. Nah.. not complaining. Simply love it. And now you know why I get kinky all the bloody time. Hah. Rain is so damn sexy.

ps: Miss you babe. Have a pleasant day ahead(even if it doesn't rain).

Toodles.

sal said...

Oh, by the way, you're getting all so popular already. Can I get your autograph pleaseee??? :P

Tarun said...

what would u say to weather.....I say when these rainy days will over and we will have summer....hey clouds and rains go to India....;)

she said...

this is a very nice, blog, gulnaz. enjoyed reading it!

gulnaz said...

James, thanks and you have got a great picture there!

Joel, aaah Joel the moonsoons are wonderful..they are crazy in their outpouring and everything wears a smile when they visit. :)
You imagine correctly...i have a sharp nose, i can smell the seasons and that scent of wet dust is so sharp and so earthy, just love it. :)

Jamie, they pray for rains in india and as a kid i remember splashing about in the rain, dancing in it...

finnegan, awesome verse! ...get a drink righ now...i can see how much yu need it. ;)

Christina, thanks, i hope you'll come again. :)

johnny crash, hey i am glad you enjoyed it so! :)

mermaid, that is an interesting way of putting it. :) thanks ;)

woman, toodles! that is such a sweet word! yes rain is sexy, makes you feel so even if the humidity gives you a strange hairstyle as in my case, lol. i missed you too, had been wondering why you didnt post.

coodles. :)

Tarun, send them by dhl. :)

asyathanks so much! I hope you will visit again and i like your name. :)

anumita said...

Beautifully written!

venus said...

Momsoon is my the most favorite season! Have a little faith in dear god, and soon it will shower mother earth and will enlight many souls like you.
Happy Monsoon!

gulnaz said...

anumita, thanks and welcome aboard. :)

Venus, thanks for the best wishes, moonsoon is imp for our economy too. :)

Neel said...

Ah... monsoon season is approaching like a creeping tiger...

gulnaz said...

Neel, hey that is a brilliant and apt metaphor for moonsoons and i love both tigers and moonsoons. saw a white tiger once, in a zoo, it is still stuck in my mind. thanks for visiting. :)

Nav Amole said...

that line leaves rubbing against the concrete... what a vision.

Neel said...

I saw the white tigers in Las Vegas while Siegfried and Roy were still doing their show, but I think the tigers must have been fed up so they bit Roy.

gulnaz said...

thanks Nav! hope you come by again. :)

Neelpoor Roy!

Niles McNeil said...

Very, very nice.

gulnaz said...

James George, thank you so much! come again.