Editor’s Note: This lovely ekphrastic poem celebrating rain by Dr. Angelee Deodhar seems particularly appropriate given the extreme dry weather and wild fires we are having in the Pacific Northwest–and yes here we are praying for rain (unlike in Texas!). Dr. Deodhar, however, lives in India. Just shows how universal a theme this is. My painting of a woman drumming (“Intensity” by Bea Garth) helped inspire her poem.
Bio: Dr. Angelee Deodhar is an eye surgeon by profession, and a haiku poet, translator, and artist lives and works in Chandigarh, India. Her haiku, haibun and haiga have been published internationally, and her work can be viewed online too. To promote haiku in India, she has translated six books of haiku from English to Hindi.
She has edited three anthologies of international haibun Journeys, Journeys 2015 and Journeys 2017. For ordering details,please see: http://www.amazon.com/Journeys-2015-Anthology-International-Haibun/dp/1515359875 and https://www.amazon .com/dp/1541387031
Bio: Bea Garth is editor for Eos the Creative Context, as well as a feminist artist and poet. She feels its important for humanity to create a new, more nurturing paradigm to help save the planet from the ecological ravages brought on by uncontrolled capitalism. Bea is also the new webmaster for the Oregon Women’s Caucus for Art (http://oregonwca.org). To find out more about her personal art and poetry, see her site at: https://bgarthart.com