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A lover in the rain

10 Feb

Dropped_in_the_rain_by_humminggirl

I have walked in the rain with a lover

I have felt her huddled up close to me, beneath the protection of my arm, as we skipped over puddles and sidestepped streams of water rushing down the High Street. I have sheltered beneath shop and restaurant awnings with her as a torrential downpour temporarily flooded the gutters and drains. I have kissed her mouth as separate miniature tributaries beaded and joined on our faces.

I have raced hand in hand with her over a river bridge to find a dry, dripping space beneath shining weeping willows. I have stood looking out to a wild sea with rain mixing with salty spray and our laughter as we shouted our love into it.

I have run with her into the house utterly drenched and joyfully removed each others soaking clothes. Warming one another with the friction of skin on skin.

I have walked in the rain with a lover when the heavens opened above us and it didn’t matter.

Today I walked in the rain.

Alone.

And it just felt miserable, wet and cold.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Photograph stolen from humming girl

I wrote this on Valentine’s Day a year ago. Added audio has helped me justify its reappearance

 
19 Comments

Posted by on February 10, 2015 in Lovers Past, Still Life

 

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19 responses to “A lover in the rain

  1. April

    February 10, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Perfect. I have decided that Valntine’s Day is simply an expensive distraction that we participate in so we don’t really have to let ourselves feel the death grip that is the dead of winter. I am done with fool’s gold, or fool’s pink. Red however, I can get on board with. May your Saturday be whatever it is you wish for it to be.

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    • Romantic Dominant

      February 10, 2015 at 10:33 pm

      Ah. Invented by the card manufacturers. And yet a day to be romantic just for the sake of it.
      I hope yours is red

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      • April

        February 10, 2015 at 11:58 pm

        Not sure I believe in romance (when it comes to love) much anymore, it’s too transient and ephemeral. But I am glad that some still do. I think I may just save my “romance” for the art world, written and visual. That seems to be far more eternal these days.

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        • Romantic Dominant

          February 11, 2015 at 8:25 am

          Ah … love. I hardly ever use the word. It has lost all currency in the world. But romance – romance for me is intrigue, beauty, sex, desire, intimacy, poetry. Romance is at the heart of so much.

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  2. lesliemeeks

    February 10, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Ah.. I remember this one and it’s a joy to hear you recite it. May you joyfully walk in the rain again someday. And may your Valentine’s Day be full of hearts and laughter. Smiles

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  3. Nimmi

    February 10, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Ah!!! This is just me…

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  4. vilesarianna

    February 10, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Beautifully written although you didn’t mention the rainbows that come after the storms. May your rainbows shine bright and lead you to more love.

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  5. georgeforfun

    February 10, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Reblogged this on georgeforfun.

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  6. sweetsilverkitten

    February 11, 2015 at 12:45 am

    I just LOVE the audio! 🙂

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  7. littleannab

    February 11, 2015 at 12:52 am

    Just beautiful.

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  8. Carole

    February 12, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Ah so wistful…taking me to a moment i never really owned. Beautiful piece.

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