Kelly Seale

(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

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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.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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