Valsa George


A Sudden Downpour - Poem by Valsa George

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


Comments about A Sudden Downpour by Valsa George

  • Veteran Poet - 1,286 Points A. Madhavan (5/28/2015 12:55:00 AM)

    The poet evokes the surprise effect that a sudden shower of rain, with or without a thunder-storm,
    can awaken for those who resent having to work or just endure the sweltering heat of summer in
    many parts of India. Last night there was such a downpour, and today, in this southern town, far
    from the swathe of a heatwave, but still sweating and self-piteous. I am all for celebration in verse
    like this. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 28 Points Edwin Leung (5/17/2015 10:50:00 PM)

    A lovely one. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 28 Points Edwin Leung (5/17/2015 10:48:00 PM)

    A lovely one. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,308 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/8/2015 9:04:00 AM)

    Bursting with a beauty that is both rich and refreshing! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,668 Points Clarence Prince (5/1/2015 3:54:00 PM)

    Cooling the earth and causing no harm
    Such is the work of nature!
    A lovely poem, Valsa!
    Thank for sharing it! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,056 Points Bernard Snyder (3/30/2015 3:46:00 PM)

    Very enjoyable poem to read today. All of our poems are really great. Thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,704 Points Bharati Nayak (3/5/2015 3:54:00 AM)

    Washing the dust of summer drought-A picture perfect to describe the sudden arrival of rain after a hot Summer day.A wonderful piece of poem.Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,381 Points L. E. O. Gibraltar (1/14/2015 6:28:00 AM)

    A lovely piece! Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,051 Points Khalid Saifullah (1/10/2015 6:52:00 PM)

    An amazing and outstanding poem.....................10 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,023 Points Geetha Jayakumar (1/9/2015 12:25:00 PM)

    Beautiful flow of sudden downpour that covered the earth like an angry storm but....

    The rain has vanished, leaving little trace
    Cooling the Earth and causing no harm....

    Now everything is cool and calm as if nothing happened. Beautiful presentation. Loved it.

    Well deserved poem of the day, though I am late in wishing you Congrats! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,429 Points Amitava Sur (1/4/2015 12:38:00 AM)

    A lovely and a pleasing write about the nature of rain with it's variety of nature. Congratulate you for having your poem being selected as the member poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,434 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (1/3/2015 9:52:00 PM)

    Great joy and great feeling gives the poem. How beautiful the poem describing the rain is to be opined is beyond words. In fact it is a poem of great talent and keeps the standard of world English Poetry. Slowly this poet making a place of her own in English Poetry and this poem likes very much. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,723 Points Kim Barney (1/3/2015 6:41:00 PM)

    Enjoyed this well-written poem very much, and congratulations for having it selected as poem of the day on January 3 for two years in a row! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,376 Points Kevin Patrick (1/3/2015 2:09:00 PM)

    A beautiful and inspiring work, a much needed read on a very sad day. Its gentle and becalming, thank you (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,167 Points Savita Tyagi (1/3/2015 1:40:00 PM)

    Lovely poem. Enjoyed reading it again. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,251 Points Piyush Dey (1/3/2015 11:09:00 AM)

    A beautiful write, mam. A delight to read. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,551 Points Asit Kumar Sanyal (1/3/2015 10:02:00 AM)

    Very nice poem. It's giving the clear picture of sudden rain and I am feeling it. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 944 Points Leslie Philibert (1/3/2015 10:00:00 AM)

    Nice write, you need a better rhyme in verse five! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 964 Points Shahzia Batool (1/3/2015 8:57:00 AM)

    Congratulations Valsa ji...a worthy and worth-reading poem indeed! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,976 Points Tiku . (1/3/2015 8:55:00 AM)

    awesome drop. vivid description of rain.liked it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 25, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 25, 2012


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