Valsa George


A Sudden Downpour


Rain beats down on the window pane
As the flood gates of Heaven suddenly open
It is pouring out in torrential flow
Like a Reservoir, all at once, broken

It has come down as a welcome respite
To fan away the humid sweltering heat
It falls in drops and flows in rivulets
Washing the dust of summer drought

With a sudden burst from the weight laden clouds
It lashes down in steam and fury
Plummeting to form ripples in puddles
And filling pools and ponds in hurry

In slanting sheets, it almost pounds
Flooding roads and making puddle
Gushing through pipes and rushing down drains
Water floods, causing men to waddle

Rain has its abode in heavens so high
And hides behind clouds of mournful gloom
In silver strings, it spans the Earth
And cleanses the plants in resplendent gleam

Sudden is the wind, coming to shoo away the clouds
And the sky is once more cerulean blue
As the music stops and the humdrum stills
The water seeps, giving no evident clue.

After an angry couple's furious fight,
As the house goes back to an uncanny calm,
The rain has vanished, leaving little trace
Cooling the Earth and causing no harm

Submitted: Saturday, August 25, 2012
Edited: Saturday, August 25, 2012

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  • Bronze Star - 6,738 Points Geetha Jayakumar (1/9/2015 12:25:00 PM)

    Beautiful flow of sudden downpour that covered the earth like an angry storm but....

    The rain has vanished, leaving little trace
    Cooling the Earth and causing no harm....

    Now everything is cool and calm as if nothing happened. Beautiful presentation. Loved it.

    Well deserved poem of the day, though I am late in wishing you Congrats! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,229 Points Amitava Sur (1/4/2015 12:38:00 AM)

    A lovely and a pleasing write about the nature of rain with it's variety of nature. Congratulate you for having your poem being selected as the member poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 18,261 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (1/3/2015 9:52:00 PM)

    Great joy and great feeling gives the poem. How beautiful the poem describing the rain is to be opined is beyond words. In fact it is a poem of great talent and keeps the standard of world English Poetry. Slowly this poet making a place of her own in English Poetry and this poem likes very much. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 8,232 Points Kim Barney (1/3/2015 6:41:00 PM)

    Enjoyed this well-written poem very much, and congratulations for having it selected as poem of the day on January 3 for two years in a row! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,782 Points Kevin Patrick (1/3/2015 2:09:00 PM)

    A beautiful and inspiring work, a much needed read on a very sad day. Its gentle and becalming, thank you (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,292 Points Rajnish Manga (1/3/2015 3:44:00 AM)

    It looks like a verbatim account of the heavy downpour - so beautifully created. It used to be a common sight during my childhood days when the Heavens were more than generous. You have captured all the nuances, even the slightest of things like - And cleanses the plants in resplendent gleam. Congrats for the poem at having been selected as The poem of the day for the second time. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 413 Points Yasmeen Khan (1/3/2015 2:11:00 AM)

    You have vividly and beautifully depicted the phenomenon of rain. It's theme is optimistic and rhyme goes with the drip drop of rain.
    Congrats on being selected as poem of the day (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 703 Points Stephen Katona (8/11/2014 2:02:00 AM)

    Valsa, yet again you display an ability to describe something so vividly. It is as if we were the raindrops, dusty ground, busy drains, or changeable sky ourselves. I love the 'silver string' description of rain and the comparison to an angry couple during and after their fight. It is a poem to be enjoyed by lovers of nature, and couple's alike. After reading this, perhaps a few couples might see the futility of their anger, and stand in the rain together looking at it's dance. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 20,575 Points Akhtar Jawad (7/7/2014 1:08:00 PM)

    Rains not only make the earth alive but inspire great poets like Valsa to write such beautiful poems. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 18,261 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/6/2014 3:02:00 AM)

    The beautiful rain and its noises is always very glad to hear. Hear a beautiful poem about rain is read and felt in its correct sense and rhythm. (Report) Reply

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