Monsoon rains in western India means the sky is cloudy for weeks together. And one doesn’t get to see the sun for weeks and sometimes a month.

Sky’s been dark

Full of clouds

Sun is hiding

For a long time

It’s wet everywhere

Clothes are moist

Sitting for long

Can make you sprout

But behind all gloom

Green shines through

As moss is spreading

On the slanting roofs

Trees look loaded

With lots of green

Shrubs showing off

Their wealth of leaves

Frogs make merry

In puddles and ponds

Birds keep shivering

Hiding on branch

Drops of water

Trickle from leaves

Drop on the ground

To join the streams

Grass is thicker

Bright and green

Awash in rains

The land is serene