The Blue Mimosa is a Nepali novel written by Parijat.

Finally—The Rain


Her voice rises and falls as she describes

Her new life to me over the telephone.

I listen with care to every little

Sound she makes, knowing them intimately—

Not knowing what I desire from her voice,

Not knowing the cause behind this courtesy.

I look out of the window, and I see

Some wind-stirred flowers of jacaranda trees—

The kind that grows everywhere in this city.

I pick up The Blue Mimosa and read

A page for her. She says, "You still believe

In things like that?" Silence. A heavy sigh.

Outside some grey, untiring sparrows chirp.

The flowers fall, and finally—the rain.

Bibek Adhikari 

Sonnet by Bibek
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Written on 2018-09-13 at 14:02

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
This is really good Bibek. The mood, the scene and the incidental details make it great.

I would add a "but" before the first not knowing. Your use of enjambment is masterful in this.

Amazing. Imagiste!

Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
An artistic accomplishment, beautifully made. Thank you for posting it!

Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
Brilliant! The weather changes, the sun turns dark, with that one question, and the knowledge of what has changed. The Blue Mimosa--what a beautiful name for a book! Love the poem.

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Bravo! Delightfully atmospheric.