Oasis

Pitter patter rain
clattering from the sky
First summer rain pours..

Splashing raindrops kindle joy
What a pretty feast for eyes!

Midst of torrential splutter
The cry of raindrops unheard..
Helplessness goes unnoticed therein.
If, raindrops could hold onto the clouds?

Alas! The forcible burst onto the soil
failed to camouflage the chaos.

My eyes get wet every time
I witness this phenomenon.
The silent teary raindrops
fall on the desert of my heart
lamented by their unseen pain.

In return, they gifted an oasis!
Perhaps, a rare gesture of gratitude!

A smile presumed on my face
A joyful tear I shed in silence
It reflected on the unshed raindrops.

© Maaya Dev

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About Maaya Dev

Maaya Dev is an Indian based poetess and an economics graduate. Her poems have found place in several national and international anthologies and journals like Episteme, Criterion, Langlit, Anthesis, Eternal, Wings, Forever, Change, The Significant Anthology, Aquillerelle Wall of Poetry Book 5, Umbilical Cords, Kaafiana. She is a winner of Delhi Poetry Challenge – Kaafiya Contest 2015 and a short story winner Seasosn 1 at StoryMirror. She is a contributor at many reputed poetry sites and won few poetry contests. She is also conferred with the title of ICOP Critic of the year 2015 at Destiny Poets UK( An International Community of Poets). Her debut anthology ‘SHIMMERING CHIMES’ got published by AUTHORSPRESS Delhi, in Sept 2015.She blogs at maayas-musing.blogspot.in.

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