After Rain

A night’s serenade ends
In a mist of morning rains
ere the golden chariot shows
as the sunflower becomes
alive, anew, aglow -as ever
radiant with the eternal desire
for the indifferent charioteer
reflected in the drops of dew
shimmering in petrichor.

2 thoughts on “After Rain

  1. Veronica

    You captured the essence of a summer rain so deftly and effortlessly, Stephanie! 👏🥰

    I also learned a new word – petrichor. Unfortunately, it has no equivalent in Russian, yet I have always searched for a name describing the pleasant aroma of the fallen raindrops…⛈🍃🌸

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    1. Stephanie Suh Post author

      There’s no specific world equivalent of “Petrichor” in korean, either. It appears that the word itself is a product of modern neologism from the 1960s: blend of petro- ‘relating to rocks’ (the smell is believed to be caused by a liquid mixture of organic compounds which collects in the ground) and ichor. It’s an alluring word, isn’t it? Let’s propagate the use of the word!:)

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