Sunday, July 12, 2020

Writers' Pantry #28: The rain is like my heart

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"I set out to find my peace in the skies and the tulips, in the howling of the winds in the rain under the shed and it was right there residing within me." ― Suyasha Subedi

Greetings everyone! Hope you are safe and well! This is Sanaa and I am back with another exciting Writers' Pantry this Sunday. 

Here comes the rain, steady and soft, falling from a sky of white velvet. It comes as a relief after the sweltering heat of months gone by. That's right. It's Monsoon season here in South Asia which runs through until September. Rain here, is nothing short of a boon, a celebration of sorts as people begin to gather together on the streets to indulge in mouth-watering dishes such as pakoras, (fritters)  roasted fresh bhutta, (corn) jalebi, (funnel cake) samosa, (savory pastry) masala chai etc. Following are pictures in respective order for your viewing pleasure:


Rain continues to inspire writers, artists and musicians around the world. The gusting wind carries its drops in wild vortices one moment and in diagonal sheets the next; I am reminded of "Horses and Men in Rain," by Carl Sandburg and "Kiss the Rain," by Billie Myers on occasions like this. Of course, everyone feels differently about the rain. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.

Announcements and Reminders: 

The topic for next Weekly Scribblings is "Seeing Things." Rommy would like us to shape our artistry around the phrase "seeing things," and to know what comes to mind when we read or hear that expression. She would like us to explore these thoughts in a new prose or poetry piece.

Rosemary continues to touch our hearts with "Wild Fridays #27: Thought Provokers - Australian Indigenous Voices." Do scroll back and check it out in case you have missed it!

Remember, you have one entire week to participate in prompts now. Just keep in mind that some people may have moved on to their next project after a couple of days, so entries posted later might not receive many visitors.   

For now, I invite you to share your entry as Poets and Storytellers United welcomes both poetry and prose (i.e. stories, essays, articles) feel free to link anything old or new and relish in the work of others. Also, if you opt to share prose then please keep it to 369 words or fewer.
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And now, without further ado, let us dive into the Pantry! Looking forward to grabbing a cup of tea and reading you all. See you on the trail! πŸ’˜

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing with us what rain is for you, Sanaa. Sounds delightful. Here it is of course winter, and today has been mostly grey outside, with drizzly rain, light but steady. The weather is making it get dark even earlier than usual, mid-afternoon. A great day to stay in bed reading all morning, and still be in pyjamas all afternoon – exactly as I have been doing.

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    1. Thank you so much, Rosemary!😍 Staying in pyjamas sounds wonderful! All we need is some popcorn and a good movie to enjoy the rest of the day!πŸ’˜πŸΉ

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  2. Greetings, poets! The first link I posted was incorrect. The second link will lead you to my poem. I'm hoping a blog administrator might be able to remove the first link. Thanks!

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  3. Those images are sending me right back to the kitchen for second breakfasts. :) Rain would be welcome here in the oven that Texas has become (not hurricanes, just rain).

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    1. Thank you so much, Chrissa! I heard about the weather situation in Texas 😯 the level of humidity is insane! I too hope it rains there. Happy Sunday!πŸ’˜πŸΉ

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  4. Sanaa, I've always thought of rain as sky kisses. So, I'm all for a bit (or a lot) of rain, especially in the summer.

    Happy readings, everyone.

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    1. The rain as 'sky kisses' sounds delightful! Happy Sunday!πŸ’˜πŸΉ

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  5. πŸ’˜πŸΉHappy Sunday!!!πŸ’˜πŸΉ

    much love...

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    1. Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ˜ƒ Happy Sunday to you too!πŸ’˜πŸΉ

      much love...

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  6. Happy Sunday to Sanaa and all! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and those delectable photos, especially that last one of the chai and cookies. The description of the sky as "white velvet" is absolutely beautiful! It actually makes me appreciate the blank sky of a rainy, overcast day a bit more. :)

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    1. Aww gosh! Thank you so much, Jenna πŸ˜ƒ so glad you enjoyed it! Happy Sunday to you too!πŸ’˜πŸΉ

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  7. Mmmmmmmmm...chai. Perfect for a rainy day. I wouldn't say no to a samosa either! It's been ages since I last had one.

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    1. I would love to have some chai and samosas with you, Rommy!πŸ˜ƒ And oh the gossip.. there will be much of it, trust me!πŸ’˜πŸΉ

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