A Precious Drought

A Precious Drought


Don’t cry

At least not for me

Let the wind blow

Long, soft and cool

Then pray

the rains do come

And wash those

tears of yours away

Our garden

may well be parched

But the wisteria

is weeping amethysts

For both

of us, my love today …


  • orchidee

    You brought that rain to us today?
    Someone says 'Ooh, it's been dry lately'. Then the rain turns up before you know it! lol.
    Is this lass sad over something?!

    • Neville

      .......................... she was, very ... and thank you for noticing Mr. O
      ... Neville

    • dusk arising

      Violet shaded tears of amethyst treasure long loving moments of yesteryear. Parched days, robbed of youthful vigour, rewarded by the rainfall of rich memory and here the amethyst treasure can be reached out and grasped in the flesh.

      • Neville

        ... thank you kindly my friend ... I like to think of her these days as having once been part of my world, now writ and except for here, folded and safely stowed away ...

      • Saxon Crow

        Nev your words totally get to me. Everytime. Faved

        • Neville

          ...... Down here in Somerset, we call that a gurt lush win win SC my friend .. and I sincerely thank you for my half of it ... πŸ™‚

        • L. B. Mek

          'Our garden
          may well be parched
          But the wisteria
          is weeping amethysts'...
          (we never miss our water
          till the well runs dry
          we never miss our woman
          till they say: goodbye...)
          brilliantly emotive, such a relatable wording
          of a cherished love, being expressed proud!
          treasured more: for having been grazed
          by that harsh bitterness of a lost love's, drought..
          a great read
          imbued with subtle nuances of soothing as well
          I enjoyed this, on such an intricately private level
          my friend, I thank you!

          • Neville

            ... I am so glad you found these words today and left your impressions upon the page on which they are now pinned ... I am so very delightfully and humbly honoured ...

            ... Neville πŸ™‚

          • Doggerel Dave

            Did she receive this message Neville, or similar with same sentiment?
            "Hope so - someone to whom it belongs should have this , apart from MPS.

            • Neville

              ... I think she knew, ... She did not receive a copy of this particular scribble.. but she did have several others penned for her ... Thank you for the comment mate, much appreciated ...

            • Jerry Reynolds

              Beautifully written, Neville. Powerfully felt.

              • Neville

                How very kind you are JR .. Many thanks my friend .... πŸ™‚

              • Fay Slimm.

                Fantastic imagery you use for this reminder that love when spent leaves behind some wonderful memories - - - -- - " the wisteria is weeping amethysts" is a phrase to
                make me sigh for amigo ...............x

                • Neville

                  ............................................ You just made me day so ya did our Fay ... πŸ™‚ x

                • MendedFences27

                  Sweet, heartfelt, and glorious words.
                  May your "parched" "garden" forever flourish and her "tears" disappear.
                  This poem begins sadly yet ends gloriously, somewhat magically. Who would have thought of "wisteria...weeping amethysts"?
                  Like this format you have been using lately. Is it now a signature thing with you? - Phil A

                  • Neville

                    I really can't thank you enough Phil .. some times my imagination runs riot and then, the pens just seems to take over .. cheers sir, your literary friend .. Me πŸ™‚

                  • Laura🌻


                    Your poem has made me think of so many moments...especially of days gone by.

                    After reading this poem and some of the comments, after my long absence due to health reasons, my interpretation is a bit different than some of the other poets’. I’ve personalized and internalized this wonderful write of yours. It has given me a healthy dose of what is to come. I shall accept and welcome each day with a smile.

                    Thank you.


                    • Neville

                      .. I am so glad you are back and well enough to contribute to MPS my dear friend ... I know for certain that I am not the only one that has missed you ..

                      .. I seriously hope you are now recovered and raring to go 😊 🌻🌻 πŸ™‚

                      • Laura🌻

                        Thank you, my friend. πŸ™πŸ»

                        Not totally recovered,
                        but definitely raring to go.πŸŒ»πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ˜€πŸŒ»

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                      • myself and me

                        The weeping wisteria took me away. May the cracked ground be flooded by the rain.

                        • Neville

                          ... thanking you m&m is becoming something of a habit .. and always a pleasure ... thanks again .. πŸ™‚

                        • Goldfinch60

                          Beautiful memories formed by your wonderful words Neville.


                          • Neville

                            ................. thank you sir .. and those words of yours are a treasure too .. 😊

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