Posted by: Ron DuBour | August 4, 2017

Remembered by the Rain~by Paul F. Lenzi



Remembered by the Rain


“Gardens in the Rain” by Kazuya Akimoto

supple days
arrived in a
of decades
a livening rain
lush of nourish
for an era of
handsome set
muscle and bone
bearing fearless
ambitions the
strength of an ox
all the heady
of youth
burst to blooms
in the splashes
of formative
a storm made
for making a man
for compelling his
journey through
lightning and
years of his prime

till that day
the rains stop
and the rivers
climb down
from their time
in regress of their
rise and their
whitewater rush
between flesh
of embankments
exposing erratics
and sentient stones
of a masterful age
settled now in
the flow of a
hoary maturity
memories dwindling
escaping like
disbelieved thoughts
in a personal
petrichor vapor
the scent of a life
forgotten by most
yet forever
by the rain


  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

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