Sunday, June 19, 2011

Heart sways

For S.

The wind was gusty today,
on this June Sunday in southern Germany.
In between showers the temperature rose
to jacket comfortable.
All the while I was thinking of you,
how down south in Italy, where you live,
the sun is out and it’s warm and dry.
Blue skies, no wind.
You make my heart sway.

– Leonard “Rabindranath” Blumfeld (© 2011)

Written for One Single Impression and Wind.

Notes
Thank you, Harshad, for giving me a title and more for inspiration.
Whenever I think of (or write) poetry about elements of Nature, such as the weather, I think of Rabindranath Tagore and some of the poems in which he masterfully weaves together such elements (sun, wind, rain, drought) and emotions/human relationships.
The above poem, for this reason, might be called “Rabindranathesque” – transferring elements of R. Tagore to different settings, a different time.

15 comments:

Ramesh Sood said...

Its very beautiful put.. yearning and love ..it's all there...

Harshad mehta said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and complements.

Nature has a direct connection with heart. When in love, heart is sensitive to feel fineness of nature.

Your poem puts in words this connection of a longing heart. Thank you.

Pam said...

I love how you carrying the motion of swaying through to poem to the end.

sandra said...

the wind bringing memories!!

teric said...

The comparisons of lovers differences is wonderful.

Andy said...

Swaying memories of a loved one...simply beautiful.

Tumblewords: said...

Very nice weaving of nature and heart!

jaerose said...

Very lyrical..and utterly romantic..it did sway in time..like a breeze blowing through Germany down to the tip of Italy..Jae

SandyCarlson said...

I am a Tagore fan, and I can feel what you are saying here. Well done.

Kim Nelson said...

What a sweet treat! A love note disguised as a perfect poem about the weather.

http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2011/06/20/bella/

Short Poems said...

Fully, exultantly alive!

Leonard Blumfeld said...

Thank you all for visiting and reading and leaving such great comments!

Amity said...

This is beautiful...lucky girl from Italy, she's being thought of from someone in Germany :P

What a windy longing :)

Rathnashikamani said...

Excellent expression!
You swayed my heart!

Sheelonee Mukherjee said...

nicely written.Greetings.