Image and Word: Smell of Light Rain in the Forest

Posted on
Eyunpyeong New Town in Seoul, South Korea (photo: Patrick M. Lydon, CC BY-SA)
Eyunpyeong New Town in Seoul, South Korea (photo: Patrick M. Lydon, CC BY-SA)
Eyunpyeong New Town in Seoul, South Korea (photo: Patrick M. Lydon, CC BY-SA)

A light rain
is falling in the forest

the sound and smell is
most poetic
and telling
At the same time
a woman
bare white legs and an umbrella against black asphalt
silently strides down the center of the road

the sight
is most poetic
most telling
A drunk man
exits a taxi, speaking as if to an auditorium
stumbles a perfect zig zag
up the hill, toward the forest

the sound
is most poetic
most telling

The rain has stopped now.

Crickets remain.

You can’t smell the crickets.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.