13 Oct 2010

Shining Moon on a Rainy Night

My friends laughed at me
When I said, I saw shining moon on a rainy day
They never believed
And asked me to prove it
On another rainy night
There was a glimpse of faint moonlight
Shaded by the moving clouds
They had reason to say I was wrong
With tint of humour
As it’s impossible to see moon
On a cloudy dark rainy night
It was a tough image to capture on a canvas
As my painter friend tried her best
To recreate that shining moon with colours
She gave up after messing three canvases

On that special day,it rained throughout
I thought rain would take breather at night
But the rain clouds refused to leave
And it kept sending millions of rain droplets
Without any intent of reducing the vigour
Even as the day ended
It was a full moon night,
But moon was nowhere to see
As the clouds covered the moon
As if, they had a pre-meditated motto
Cold rain breeze made the evening chilly
As the thunder and lightening stayed away
Scenario wasn’t that terrifying even in that darkness
Slowly, rain paced itself down to slight drizzle
Dancing in various angles forced by the breeze
With clouds making their way out slowly
To my surprise, I started seeing brightness in sky
Slowly it became clearer
With moon making well orchestrated appearance
Glittering the cloud leftovers like transparent smoke
The sky looked enticing
Drizzling raindrops were visible
As the moon appeared in it entirety
Smiling as if it conquered something
I was able to see the swaying trees
With rain drops oozing down
From the tips of their leaves
Even some stars were visible
I was wondering, if it was a dream
To see the drizzling rain, swaying trees, shining stars,
Beautiful clouds and breeze
Well lit by the full moon
As it looked auspicious in a way
I was watching the rain being a rain enthusiast,
Sitting on my balcony as power broke-down
As usual during heavy rain
First in darkness, then under magical full moon light
Truly an amazing spectacle that I keep in my heart


royanthonyshabla.com said...


i am a poet and painter living in the los angeles area, working in various media.

i would like to share with you my poetry blog:


my work has been compared to rumi and others of the mystic poets.

and my painting website:


my current series of large paintings continue the abstract expressionist tradition of pollack and rothko.

my books are available at:


I am currently co-editing an anthology of short fiction called tequila tales. it is an exciting and delightful read that will be published by thanksgiving.


thank you for your time. i hope you feel interested in sharing my work.


roy anthony shabla


excerpt from keys

i will leave a key for you
hidden by the door.

do not let the locks delay you~
they are paper and string
and not even sealed.

there is just one key
to open the door

and it sings

so you will find it easily
if you listen.

it sings in key
of course,

it sings in harmony
and you will be humming

as you enter.

Jingle said...

love this.
your imagery is always breath taking.

Jingle said...

I am working on placing your link to Jingle Poetry blog roll,
I have been occupied by so many stuff, sorry for being late. it will appear within a week.
your poetry rocks.
keep it coming...

write a poem related to 7 sins, link to our potluck today.
Thanks for the support.

Brian Miller said...

nice to see you at one shot...you took us on quite the journey in that one and i am happy how you brought it to a close...those are specail moments...hold them tight...

Claudia said...

..and i'm glad you did not only keep it in your heart but also wrote it down for us...so nice..thank you!

Johny said...

Thanks to all of you for reading .:)

Shashi said...

Dear Johny...

great journey.. and I enjoyed it as I am also a rain enthusiast..loved your words.."First in darkness, then under magical full moon light"

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
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Mona said...

Great poem and lovely pictures to accompany :)

Well Done!

moondustwriter said...

There's so much feeling in this piece. The speaker develops a relationship with the rain and the moon. The ethereal quality makes it worthy of a painting.

What a One Shot delight

Thanks from the Moon