Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Flash 55 - The Wet Set - 6-14-13


It isn't raining cats and dogs,
There are none in sight,
For Mumbai's monsoon rains are here,
And they are quite a fright!

Creating havoc in the streets,
The swirling waters rise,
As the deluge keeps on falling,
From the darkened, gloomy skies.

Safe inside, I love the sound,
Of raindrops pounding on the ground.

Copyright (c) June 2013 by Carmen Henesy 
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16 comments:

  1. i like the sound of rain as well...
    but you are right in that the elements can be dangerous...took out 2 trees in our yard yesterday....

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    1. A few years ago, in San Francisco, just a few blocks from my office, a huge tree broke in half and totaled my van. Unbelievably, I wasn't hurt though I spent a few hours in my hospital ER. Sadly, I had just paid off the darn van. I've always been nervous about storms since then.

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  2. I relate a bit to this. We live a few hours south of Brian and we had quite the storm. Didn't last too long, but it is always eery watching big trees sway!

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    1. This has been going on for days and nights. I would like a short reprieve so I can get out and do a little shopping for food and other essentials.

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  3. Wow. I thought we were getting lots of rain. Nothing compared to that. But I like the sound, too.

    Flash 55 - The Accidental Gardener

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    1. Vanessa, today the rain obliterates the Arabian Sea in the distance. Still, brave souls are out about the process of living. Me, I'm staying inside and dry.

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  4. You can have monsoons
    I can't stand dampness and mold
    And steam baths everywhere
    But I loved your 55 Carmen Electra
    And I love that you have internet access
    Thanks for checking in
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

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    1. It is insane, G-man, especially in a city of 20 million. The auto rickshaws are like little psychotic bugs, scurrying as best they can in the rising water.

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  5. That is some serious rain! WOW. But the sound of rain (minus thunder) is so soothing.
    Happy weekend, xo jj

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    1. Hi Joanna, I'm having a bit of a rough time finding a place to stay here. I thought I'd met with success - for July 1, then the lady cancelled. Right now, I'm at the home of a friend's folks...they are wonderful - and have even offered to let me stay here...but I hate to impose for six months!!

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  6. Rain,

    can be gentle and rough.

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    1. Although I think a couple of poorly constructed buildings in Mumbai have fallen, for the most part, it seems the rains are mostly a hazard to traffic and that is a considerable pain here. If you're inside, it's nice to hear it..but I wonder when it will ever cease.

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  7. Wow - I'm with you, I love the sound of the rain falling when I'm inside. Strong rhyme and meter to your verses.

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    1. Where is all this water going? I guess the Arabian Sea can hold it...but there are buildings in Mumbai that have crumbled.

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  8. I'm not sure I'd find a monsoon very enjoyable.

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