Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

The Rain Keeps Falling


I prayed the sun would shine today
But still the rain keeps falling
It seems the clouds are here to stay -
O feel the darkness calling

Yet high above the misty skies
There smiles the sun full shining
Thus promising to stay our sighs
With clouds of silver lining

The rain brings beauty to the earth
The mill wheels keep revolving
All trees and flowers find re-birth
The hardened land dissolving

I prayed the sun would shine today
But still rain keeps descending
Beneath the showers yet I play
In joyfulness unending

‘Tis better to behold the world
In all her glory, turning -
With all her beauty thus unfurled
To ease our soulful yearning

Submitted: Monday, March 18, 2013
Edited: Sunday, April 07, 2013

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  • Veteran Poet - 4,495 Points * Sunprincess * (12/31/2013 4:36:00 PM)

    oh val, this is so beautiful and the imagery is so indescribably,
    astonishingly beautiful...you took me from the darkness of the
    rainstorm, to the sun fully shining above the clouds...I could
    envision the whole scene and it blew me away... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,495 Points Manohar Bhatia (10/28/2013 9:13:00 AM)

    Val,
    I find music in this poem and I can hear musical notes.......falling, calling, descending, soulful yearning. I have not yet made up my mind how to describe you as a poetess, perhaps, in future. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points G.R. Gaus (4/24/2013 11:07:00 PM)

    The last verse throws the optimistic point of view on this nicely written piece, nothing can we do except enjoy what ever we are given from day to day....... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 16 Points Yasmeen Khan (4/3/2013 5:19:00 AM)

    The rain is falling here in tropics as I read your poem. The tinkling sounds of -ing rhymers match with the falling raindrops. I've come across your poetry just a week ago, you write beatiful poetry, Val
    Cheers! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 315 Points Juan Olivarez (3/27/2013 9:10:00 AM)

    Beautiful wordd as usual. Wr could use some of that rain in south Texas. Wr are in the worst possible droughr. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 717 Points Thomas A Robinson (3/23/2013 11:32:00 PM)

    your poem gives me cause to stop and ponder all that is March rain. As I type this it is storming here.
    April is just days away...a beautiful name for the first month of spring. I am sure she will bring yellow golden delight and sunshine and flowers and we will forget cold March rain. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,681 Points Valsa George (3/23/2013 8:34:00 AM)

    Nature is caught in all its splendid variety and beauty in your poems Valerie! While you look for the sunshine, we long for the rains! ! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,559 Points Diane Hine (3/20/2013 3:50:00 AM)

    Couldn't have a lovely green English summer without it and your poetry is flourishing in it! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 942 Points Anthony Di''anno (3/18/2013 12:38:00 PM)

    I think this could be your finest work yet Val. The rhyming is stunning. It ebbs and flows. It is really, really catchy. The message is positive. The whole thing is breathtaking. I'm lost for words. You are a genius Val :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 942 Points Anthony Di''anno (3/18/2013 12:33:00 PM)

    I think this could be your finest work yet Val. The rhyming is stunning. It ebbs and flows. It is really, really catchy. The message is positive. The whole thing is breathtaking. I'm lost for words. You are a genius Val :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 615 Points Dave Walker (3/18/2013 11:46:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem, if it's not the rain it's the snow.
    We should be due some sun soon. (Report) Reply

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