After too much rain

 

I_drew_up_a_storm_Tullio_2013

 

After too much rain

 

Hatched during your mean streak

mosquitos are mid-summer strong.

 

Because you stopped the endless downpour

and show a day of actual sky

I think a new poem.

 

Nude in the sun

I was writing about that sky

before you took it away.

 

I was drawing again.

My pen and paper

suffused with sunlight.

I drew up a storm.

 

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Text and image by Tullio DeSantis, 2013
Image: “I drew up a storm” – Tullio – ink/paper – 2013

 

16 Comments

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16 responses to “After too much rain

  1. love this and the poem tullio! hope your summer is going great and all is well :-)

  2. The swarms of mosquitos reminded me of playing baseball, and being attached by all the little bugs. While playing the game, I would gaze into the sky and watch the clouds, patiently waiting for the hot sun to be covered up. Then finally a downpour of cold rain, bringing the baseball game to end.

  3. Shane

    I don’t see too much rain, or mosquitos, I see atoms with all the protons and electrons racing around each other, in a symphony of ordered chaos, controlled only by the physics that surround us.

  4. Lauren

    After reading the poem it reminded me of when I was a child and we would play in the rain. How much fun we would have getting wet. Everyone is laughing and having fun. We would turn it into a game of tag with teams. Oh how I miss the good old days. It feels good to be able to think about feelings you had as a child because as an adult it’s hard to remember what being a child is like. I think this piece is really good and if you picture yourself lying down looking at the rain the picture hits the spot.

  5. Lauren

    After reading the poem it reminded me of when I was a child and we would play in the rain. How much fun we would have getting wet. Everyone is laughing and having fun. We would turn it into a game of tag with teams. We all knew our parents would be so mad coming home wet and dirty from playing in the rain but we continued anyways. Those were the days that everyone got along with no cares in the world just playing with each other. Oh how I miss the good old days and the good feelings they provided. It feels good to be able to think about feelings you had as a child because as an adult it’s hard to remember what being a child is like. I think this piece is really good and if you picture yourself lying down looking at the rain the picture hits the spot. I pictured myself laying on the beach looking up as it pours down on me. I am not a big fan of art because I am not good at it but I really enjoy this piece a lot. I can see the point where others think it’s a swarm of bugs but a person has to stare at this piece for a moment and picture them in a different place to catch the true meaning to this picture. I had to stare for about a few minutes to see the picture start moving as if it was pouring down rain.

  6. Karen

    The tiny rain drops that seem endless this summer. I really like the art; but I am not a lover of the rain this season–plants are turning brown from all the rain and the vegetables are lacking sun to make them vibrant in color. This picture reminds me of a summer thunderstorm. Just beautiful!

  7. Jeff

    Awesome storm, or is it a swarm of a blood sucking mosquitos!!! I can really relate this picture to my summer. I love the lines from the poem,”Hatched during your mean streak mosquitos are mid-summer strong.” It’s mid-summer & HOT! This hot, humid weather has hatched a mean streak of endless mosquito bites attacking everyone around me!!! I live down by the river, and I believe there may be a mosquito hatchery in my back yard. After couragous attempt to leave the air conditioning into 100+ degree SUN, I am attacked by a swarm of mean, invisible blood-sucking mosquitos!!! Only to find two green tomatos growing in my deadened tomato garden. I love this poem and picture of a qua-zillion mosquito friends.

  8. Brittany Yocum

    I enjoyed the piece of art titled “After too much rain”. I like the abstractness of this picture, it is not your typical photo, and this causes a person to wonder what the meaning of the photo is. After I read the poem attached to this picture, I had a better understanding of the meaning of the picture. I interpreted the areas with more dots represent rain clouds, darkening the sky and one’s mood. When it rains I get lazy, and imagine others do too. This picture is trying to depict how rain covers the sun and can dampen a person’s mood. I like the how the middle has more dots, making the center look like a storm cloud.

  9. Becca

    I like that the poem was written after the picture. I think it helped me understand the picture more. I see it at as rain that starts at a very little amount and slowly but surely starts getting heavier and heavier. The dots are really neat and create a cool design towards the center.

  10. Megan Kelly

    I like this drawing, It caught my attention, because the black and white and the dots everywhere forming a different shape within each dot. While reading the poem, it reminded me of a sunny day, turning into a rainy evening. When there is nothing to do but relax while the rain is dripping, gloomy outside, drawing seems to be one of the best things. I noticed within the drawing, that there was a corner of waves, which fits within the poems and water. The beginning part of the poem also reminds me of a typical summer day also when the sun is shining after a storm, and it is all sticky and hot outside with the pretty bugs and flowers blooming. This was one of my favorite pictures because I was able to relate as well as feel the power within the poem and the drawing. Normally, I am not a fan of black and white because colors always draw my attention and catch my eye, but this piece seemed to be different. I like how the dots also form a shape into something…it’s amazing, all it is is just a bunch of dots. The white background was in my mind as the sunny scenery before and after a storm, the black dots reminded me of the gloomy drops of rain. The flow of the dots and the shapes it makes is simply amazing to me. How it fits with the poem and everything as well. It is a very nice work of art.

  11. Allison Lawless

    I am quite mesmerized by the piece titled “After too much rain”. I find when I look at the piece I feel a sense of movement and energy as if there are tiny particles dancing on the paper. I imagine the particles all joining together in a celebration- as if they are uniting just before they are about to be released from the atmosphere as rain. I picture the tension and humidity that builds just before a summer thunderstorm- as if this is what happens in the sky above us before the rains begin.

  12. Emely T.

    Nice poem ! Looking at this piece, I feel as if I’m up high in the sky while its storming, looking down as the millions of raindrops fall.

  13. Zach

    It would seem after an extended stimulus, the stimulus becomes a comforting continuum, the endless pattern of raindrops becomes a norm comforting and soothing us, while in the poem the rain is described as “too much” and endless, the topic of the next art piece proves to be drawn up in a storm, evoking feelings of the a residual longing towards that which is common or other wise expected.

  14. Lisa Ramos

    I really thought this piece of art work was done carefully and well thought, I also can see what the formation of the dots represent in the image is as if the dots are the raindrops and the accumulated dots in the center of the image would be looked up as the mosquitos being picked up from the grass as it rains. Interesting image because the poem wasn’t included I would have thought it was the image of the sun and its sun raise as well as a stormy cloud with raindrops coming down from the sky. I love this image it is unique and attractive image.

  15. Michael Reed

    I can see how water could be associated with this image. It looks to me like you’re looking at a puddle of water from above. The dots surrounding the congested area filled with dots, could be small streams flowing into a big puddle of water.

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