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

  • Girija Ksk Girija Ksk (2/5/2016 1:01:00 AM)

    Rain is always an inspiration and it kindles the poetic spirit. Nice imagery, mam. A good read! (Report) Reply

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  • Nosheen Irfan Nosheen Irfan (2/3/2016 6:32:00 AM)

    Marvelous imagery. I have been trying to write on rain for a while but couldnt. This poem is an inspiration for me. Gives a vivid picture. (Report) Reply

  • Akshat Shukla Akshat Shukla (1/10/2016 12:35:00 PM)

    I appreciate the detailing, the exactitude of diction, and the photographic imagery. (Report) Reply

  • Pamela Sinicrope Pamela Sinicrope (11/19/2015 9:48:00 AM)

    WOW. This is a beautifully woven well-written poem. I was caught, timeless, as I read it for the first time. I related to it from three levels: an observer in the house (presumably safe from the rain) , my memory of living in a place that regularly flooded, so there was a conflict between your viewpoint of rain and mine, and my re-evaluation of everything after reading the last stanza. I had to re-read the poem to gather the power of the metaphor. So all of our mixed viewpoints on rain apply when thought of in the context of a relationship of a fight. Then, I had to question the safety of the house. So, the rain pours down from Heaven to cleanse and allow for a rebirth of sorts...but there it is still a double-edged sword.... Thanks for sharing your poem. (Report) Reply

  • Tan Pratonix Tan Pratonix (9/18/2015 1:58:00 AM)

    Thanks. I enjoyed the sudden tropical downpour that heralds the start of the monsoons in South Asia.

    Suggestion: It should be 'making puddles' (plural) .
    Instead of 'weight laden', try 'heavy'.

    Everybody loves the rain, especially after a long and terrible drought!

    Blessings. (Report) Reply

  • Loke Kok Yee (9/16/2015 4:16:00 AM)

    An eye for details seldom observed by most,
    put together in beautiful lines and it deserves a toast.
    Thank you Valsa for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Seema Jayaraman Seema Jayaraman (9/8/2015 9:29:00 PM)

    I love the rain...when I visit my native place in Gods own country in Kannur, Kerala.especially.@ grannys home unde red tiled roofs..the sound orchestra the smell of wet earth...mmm thank u for refreshing these memories (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (8/12/2015 11:57:00 AM)

    Piece of great elegance, nicely penned in poetic diction with lovely rhyme scheme. A beautiful depiction of sudden downpour. Thanks for sharing Prof and do remain blessed. (Report) Reply

  • Shankaran Kutty (7/8/2015 11:25:00 PM)

    Reading this today, after just surviving a Kochi downpour, feels so good. Yes, so true about the rains in Kerala, and none better than you in putting this in words. (Report) Reply

  • Kewayne Wadley Kewayne Wadley (6/20/2015 11:56:00 PM)

    Calmingly beautiful! A tender tranquil write! (Report) Reply

  • Roop Rekha Bhaskar Roop Rekha Bhaskar (6/14/2015 2:30:00 AM)

    Living in the humid scorching sun, you made me feel the rain on my palm.. it is lovely. (Report) Reply

  • Rajagopalan Kumar Rajagopalan Kumar (6/3/2015 6:04:00 AM)

    Good flowery description of the commonly watched rain.. Like your descriptive mind.. Keep writing.... (Report) Reply

  • 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

  • Edwin Leung Edwin Leung (5/17/2015 10:50:00 PM)

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

  • Edwin Leung Edwin Leung (5/17/2015 10:48:00 PM)

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

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/8/2015 9:04:00 AM)

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

  • Clarence Prince 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

  • Bernard Snyder 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

  • Bharati Nayak 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

  • L. E. O. Gibraltar L. E. O. Gibraltar (1/14/2015 6:28:00 AM)

    A lovely piece! Thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 25, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 25, 2012

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