Kelly Seale

Rookie (12-17-1958 / Norfolk, Va. USA)

'Feel the Rain'


The clouds grow thick and darken the skies,
I think that rain is in the air tonight, and the desert thirsts so.
And so it begins-
First, the smell… that wonderful ozone twang in the air,
The wind picks up, my heartbeat quickens.
Then, drop by drop, tears begin to fall from the sky,
Rain has come.
The desert floor shows polka-dots, as it desperately tries to quench
It’s dry madness,
Then- in a frenzy, it begins to pour.
I open my arms, outstretched and wanting,
Smell the rain, taste the rain, feel the rain.
Embrace the rain in all its madness,
Never take her tears for granted, her sorrow, her pain-
For the desert can be unforgiving, and its tortured skin,
Craves the moisture like a drug.
And the momentary lapse in judgment, can leave you
Feeling nothing,
So feel the rain.

Submitted: Saturday, June 15, 2013
Edited: Saturday, June 15, 2013

Form:


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

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?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Tonight we had a gift from above... with half the state in flames, the other half craving just a drink...
So, I wrote this piece in tribute to that moment of magic.
cKs.

Comments about this poem ('Feel the Rain' by Kelly Seale )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie Alla Simone (6/27/2013 10:49:00 AM)

    Personifying the rain as a woman is simply genius. As always you transport your reader with stunning descriptions of smell and sight- frenzy and madness. And the ending is my favorite part. 'And the momentary lapse in judgement can leave you feeling nothing.' That line seems metaphorical & reminds me of why I love poetry. Poems are often about so much more than the intended topic. This one speaks about so much more than the rain. Thanks for sharing; -) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 12 Points Farah Ilyas (6/18/2013 5:33:00 AM)

    Embrace the rain in all its madness, ...wao what a beautiful description of rain & scene captured by u, like am enjoying the rain at this moment...hmmm (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 573 Points Shahzia Batool (6/15/2013 7:58:00 AM)

    Smell the rain, taste the rain, feel the rain...
    so involving an experience, so naturally written...

    sensuous & picturesque! ! ! (Report) Reply

Read all 5 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Death is Nothing at All, Henry Scott Holland
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. Warning, Jenny Joseph
  10. The Character of a Happy Life, Sir Henry Wotton

Poem of the Day

poet Oliver Wendell Holmes

WHAT flower is this that greets the morn,
Its hues from Heaven so freshly born?
With burning star and flaming band
It kindles all the sunset land:
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]