Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sharon Villaverde writes

                                                         The Smells of Rain

Rain smells so good
With distinct earthy flavour
Unsophisticated taste of beet
Petrichor in the air

When rain falls in a gasping land
Kids love to play with dewdrops
Taste and smell it
Actinobacteria’s disambiguation

Fluid that flows in the veins of Gods
The distinctive scent that comes
After a long warm dry spell
Scent of rain called Geosmin

Pearl rolling unto the edge
Overflowing with sentiments
Emotions overrated
Asked once more the scent of rain

1 comment:

  1. Petrichor is literally petra [stone] + ichor, the divine blood. It is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. Plants exude an oil during dry spells, which is absorbed by rocks and clay-based soils, and the rain causes the release of the oil and also another compound, geosmin, which is a metabolic by-product of certain Actinobacteria. And this is waht causes the distinctive odor after a rainfall! Sharon's poem combines the science with the sentiment, the pearl rolling over the edge.


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