Lyrical Somerville – January 31

On January 31, 2018, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Renuka Raghavan’s previous work has appeared in publications across the country, including, Boston Literary Magazine, Jersey Devil Press, Star 82 Review, Blink-Ink, Down in the Dirt Literary Magazine, Muddy River Poetry Review, Chicago Literati, and many more. She is the author of Out of the Blue, a collection of poetry and prose. Visit her at


Monsoons, India


Renuka Raghavan

The unexpected storm


with such quiet


it settled over the Western Ghats


a warm blanket.


Lush green

punctuated only by


waterfalls nourishing

the Earth with life.


Air replete of

robust scents so strong

I close my eyes and

inhale the sweetness of

wet grass,

damp dirt,

clay and fog.


Drops cling to

each leaf and inch of bark.


Rivers of mud


tributaries in fields

where children play and dance

under the showers.


This is where it lies.

The sweet relief that all will be washed anew.


— Renuka Raghavan



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