Valsa George

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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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  • Rookie - 667 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 - 16,644 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 - 14,340 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

  • Rookie - 75 Points Yash Shinde (3/18/2014 12:02:00 PM)

    ...I can feel raindrops running down my pane and my palm, the poem is beautifully rhymed, and metaphors used add to the effect....great write dear. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,121 Points Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (3/11/2014 12:44:00 PM)

    Downpour of beautiful, cooling words made it a heaven where souls could smell and taste with relish each morsel of this fantastic piece of the day...........Valsa.......... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ellen Shaw (1/3/2014 5:12:00 PM)

    a great poem! So descriptive, it takes me back in time to one particular downpour (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,579 Points Savita Tyagi (1/3/2014 1:27:00 PM)

    Lovely poem. Congratulations for it's being selected as poem of the day. Enjoyed reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 421 Points Shahzia Batool (1/3/2014 9:58:00 AM)

    congratulations Valsa ji for the just selection of the beautiful poem as a poem of the day...! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 218 Points David Wood (1/3/2014 7:54:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem Valsa, rain does clear the air. Well done on being member poet of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,713 Points Lyn Paul (1/3/2014 7:14:00 AM)

    So many beautiful lines in your downpour of wonderful words. How we love the calm after the storm. Thank You Valsa (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Alistair Graham (1/3/2014 6:47:00 AM)

    Downpour the Words

    An angry couple fighting
    in a heated living room
    The bass and bounce of voices
    lifts the level to a boom
    A raging riot of angry words
    continues all day long
    Until one of the couple
    takes the needle off the song
    The room has now stopped spinning
    all the fixtures are in place
    The couple now sit hand in hand
    and laugh at what took place (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,662 Points Valsa George (1/3/2014 6:03:00 AM)

    I thank poem hunter for choosing this poem, A Sudden Downpour as the member poem of the day.. (1-3-1014)

    I feel greatly honoured! ! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,232 Points Tajudeen Shah (6/2/2013 10:41:00 AM)

    Imagination is sure the one and only absolute blessing God the Omniscient has considered man specially at the time of creation. I have words and expressions by God's grace, I can't say that I fumble for them to translate my inner currents when reading your verses. With all humility and honesty you surely are One of the most blessed with such rare excellence in making beauty; rightly blending imaginations, passions, moods, thoughts, and experience in its deserving science. I must cont.... wait.... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 7,018 Points * Sunprincess * (1/24/2013 4:42:00 PM)

    wow..i love this one..the sudden downpours in summer
    are wonderful to cool the earth..fabulous write! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 134 Points Danny Draper (9/20/2012 8:45:00 AM)

    Cleansing, invigorating, frightening, deafening and above all refreshing as is this write and the vital life of water. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Constance K Yost (9/8/2012 9:17:00 AM)

    Wow, after the furious fight and uncanny calm I hope things got back to normal-very imaginative. Keep writing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 148 Points Joseph Anderson (9/5/2012 12:51:00 PM)

    Quite a deluge. I was about ready to start an ark, but all turned out well.Very descriptive
    and a pleasing ending (Report) Reply

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