Treasure Island

Valsa George

Previous Month January 2014 Next Month
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
Poem of The Day from a Member
Select a day from the calendar.
Would you like to see the poem of the day in your e-mail box every morning?
Your email address:
  Subscribe FREE

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

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Sudden Downpour by Valsa George )

Enter the verification code :

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • * 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Read all 29 comments »

New Poems

  1. Run, run, run, gajanan mishra
  2. What About Tomorrow, Claude H Oliver II
  3. My Time, Claude H Oliver II
  4. The ball, gajanan mishra
  5. Thousand Lullabies, Eleonor Santiago
  6. Highest Sky, Eleonor Santiago
  7. Paradise Rhyme, Eleonor Santiago
  8. To the Depths, Eleonor Santiago
  9. Angels on t he Shoulder, Liilia Talts Morrison
  10. Your Face, Eleonor Santiago

Poem of the Day

poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

The mist has left the greening plain,
The dew-drops shine like fairy rain,
The coquette rose awakes again
Her lovely self adorning.

The Wind is hiding in the trees,
...... Read complete »


Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]