Island Rains


Raindrops unwind down palm leaves

Washing little dreams to ground

Hibiscus scents sweet sullen air

The heat lingers all around


Butterflies chase small kisses

Reflected in the moonlight

Steel drums tin in ragged time

As day whispers to the night


Come now moon, oh timid one

Find a tear in the clouded skies

Beam on us your loving light

Reflected from warm brown eyes


No strength to stop the rain by will

Silver orbed jewel, hidden remains

Yet I find myself falling for you

As softly as the island rains


23 Responses to “Island Rains”
  1. yassy says:

    So beautifully written,, every word is a word to die for in this poignantly nostalgic verse.
    When I come to read your work , I am transported.. thanks, Brad. The quality of your poetry never pales.

  2. beth says:

    your imagery made me wish I was there

  3. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Smashing! Lovely words, powerful images. A precious piece to our beautiful moon. Fantastic work my friend!

  4. kristianw84 says:

    Oh, thank you for the tropical escape on this cold, snowy Monday morning, dear Brad! You create such beautiful imagery.

  5. Aw, this is so romantic. You are the King of Romance.

  6. Athira says:

    Well written as always

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    Great imagery! I can see it all through your descriptive choice of words.

  8. Jim Borden says:

    I wouldn’t mind being on a island, even if it is raining… as long as it’s war…

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