Treasure Island

Valsa George

Dance To The Music Of Rain

I hear the wind howling
I see the trees shuddering
I watch the birds fleeing
I notice the sky darkening

I listen to the thunder rumbling
I behold the light flashing
I view the clouds drifting
Oh! I hearken to the rain falling

* * * * *

Hurray! Hurray!

Rain has come! At last with the promise of dreams!
It falls out in torrents from heavens seams
Assuring the languid earth the gladness of greens
And life on this terrain, with renewed energy teems

The scent of moistened mud is in the air
The arid land is awake with new verve and cheer
The stains on earth's garment, washed white and clear
The dust laden leaves are glistening bright and fair

See, how children excitedly run in wet shorts
Bluntly ignoring their elders' admonitory threats
Youngsters get ready for water sports
Fisher men have set out to cast their nets

Hurray! Hurray!

Let us greet this deluge of lashing rain
With shouts of welcome and tumultuous furore,
Let us dance to the music of rain
Pitter- Patter, the symphony runs so clear

Listen! Oh, listen to the music of rain!
Tap your feet to this lilting rhythm of rain!

Submitted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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After a long spell of blistering heat, it rained yesterday soaking the parched land! It was with shouts of joy, everyone greeted this bounteous shower from the heavens!

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  • Walterrean Salley (4/19/2013 1:35:00 AM)

    Enjoyed this narration, immortalizing a significant and joyful event in your land, among your people. Truly wonderful Valsa.

    PS: It's good to be back, and thank you for your warm, kind and caring regards. (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (4/1/2013 4:35:00 PM)

    I love the way you have captured nature in all its splendour so beautifully, you have me transfixed with the amazing imagery that conjures up an full orchestra playing!
    Outstanding write! (Report) Reply

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (3/31/2013 10:49:00 AM)

    Valsa, Iam at a loss for words to express my deep feelings of awe on reading your impeccable poem! The Caption itself draws one to dance! The first two paras - the intro' to the coming rain; and then the picture
    painted when the rain falls, to the very last detail; and then the deluge with tapping the feet to the lilting rhythm of rain - Wow! ! So GREAT! ! It's always nice to read your beautiful poems and this one is simply magnificent! ! (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (3/29/2013 3:23:00 AM)

    What an amazing poem! A best of the best! It is also a song, a painting, a movie, I loved this story of all life: rain- natural happiness. Thank you! (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (3/28/2013 1:54:00 AM)

    A superb composition providing respite from the memoirs of scorching heat experienced at Kochi recently.
    It reminded me few lines from my old poem, Romance Of Seasons posted on P.H. Willl appreciate your comments on same. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (3/27/2013 3:42:00 AM)

    Ah! Your song of rain is so soothing, it can take away the scorching heat at once.Lovely! (Report) Reply

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