Jack Kerouac

(12 March 1922 - 21 October 1969 / Lowell, Massachusetts)

Haiku (The taste...)


The taste
of rain
—Why kneel?

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004
Edited: Saturday, July 16, 2011

Form: Haiku

# 374 poem on top 500 Poems


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  • Rookie - 37 Points Colleen Courtney (4/29/2014 8:34:00 AM)

    More wonderful haiku's from Kerouac! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,881 Points * Sunprincess * (4/29/2014 1:33:00 AM)

    .......I love rain poems....very nice.. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,625 Points Herbert Guitang (4/27/2014 3:39:00 AM)

    Well done. Beautiful idea (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,881 Points * Sunprincess * (3/9/2014 8:08:00 PM)

    ........a beautiful write...and a wonderful theme.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jane Bergren (2/23/2013 9:27:00 AM)

    it is not nonsense mohammed~~the power is there but you are imprisoned by the anal retentive poetry crap someone told you, so you cannot feel it.i am sorry for you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jane Bergren (2/23/2013 9:24:00 AM)

    mohammed, open your mind.the rain is tears....why kneel refers to neal cassady, and also to why kneel to a useless god who does nothing to alleviate suffering that is, if there is a god (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Mohammad Akmal Nazir (7/16/2011 3:19:00 AM)

    It's an absolute nonsense in the name of haiku. A haiku contains 17 syllables while it has only 7. The structure is not correct. I'm surprised at the wit of people how it got 31 votes and also occupied a place in top 500 poems. It should be removed at once. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 791 Points Antonio Liao (1/24/2011 11:53:00 PM)

    the spirit of mysticism quest the logic of reason...its great and satisfying to
    ponder of what is the meaning of illusion...God bless...a 10 +++ (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,958 Points Smoky Hoss (10/25/2010 8:59:00 PM)

    Why grovel, when the greatest gifts of life are freely given from above, just accept them as they come to you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nick Elleviator (1/26/2010 11:36:00 AM)

    I think it means that rain is just rain. No need to worship, just taste it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Danny Mccaslin (10/25/2009 4:01:00 PM)

    i dont understand it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nasra Al Adawi (3/25/2005 8:22:00 AM)

    Very true...the taste of rain...How it makes you feel... (Report) Reply

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