Treasure Island

Valsa George


Summer Rain


Outside it rains
Sitting in my porch I watch,
The elements mix and mingle
Kneading the pulverized dust

This is summer rain.
It comes and goes
Like teenage romance
Licking rising flames of heat

It sinks fast into the mud
Promising new sprouts of green
Sieving deeper into my mind
Reviving faded dreams!

Rain drops flop and break
Over boulders and flow downwards
Raising the scent of roasted earth
Mixing with the smell of fresh Jasmine

I hear the roar of wind
Trees casting leaves by its current
Spectres of green spiralling down
And flown hither and thither

I watch the race of truant clouds
And how they collide on their track
Breeding florescent light and rumbling sound
Like a small firework in the sky

I hear the rain all around
Hold it in my palm
Feel the thrill of the first firm grip of my love
And my senses aglow with a soothing calm

These summer drops carry such grace
How the starved earth sucks them in!
On asphalt roads how they glide and dance
And how quickly disappear out of sight

As I look on, the rain stops
And its rattle suddenly stilled
Like a beautiful concert
Abruptly closed, leaving waves of joy!

The sky that peered through veils of grey
Beamed and brightened once again
With all its ache washed away
In the purging tears of crystal drops!

Submitted: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Edited: Thursday, March 13, 2014

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  • Md Asadullah (3/20/2014 11:17:00 PM)

    Summer rains are big relief from schorching sun rays but sadly not all places in India experience summer rains, it is only southern India, eastern, northeastern and some coastal areas which experience summer rains, the rest will have to wait till monsoon. I do agree with you, summer rains have got soothing effect. (Report) Reply

  • Yash Shinde (3/19/2014 11:09:00 AM)

    .......summer rain gives relief from burning heat, and is like a boon for many in rural India, your poem is well enriched with emotions of such people and great imagery as well, lovely write. (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (3/19/2014 7:48:00 AM)

    perhaps little johnny wont like this one, , coz he wants to play, , , : P
    wonderful poem, , , i have always admired your diction that you use on yur poems, , , it; s simply amazing like always, , , (Report) Reply

  • Nika Mcguin (3/16/2014 7:05:00 AM)

    I love this! Beautiful work as always. I love how you compare the rain: first as a teenage love that comes and goes(which is brilliant by the way!) and second like a beautiful concert that sends ripples through its crowd! I enjoyed every line of it ^_^

    ~Nika (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (3/14/2014 11:14:00 PM)

    Though the summer rains are a little deceptive, you have thrown light on its beautiful impact on the landscape. The imagery and diction are wedded in true union and the poem has an alluring charm to remind oneself of listening to the tale of a sprouting life against all odds. (Report) Reply

  • Soulful Heart (3/14/2014 2:22:00 AM)

    u reminded me tennyson....sunshine all the way happiness everyday... drops of rain to cool my parched poetic spirit....thank u (Report) Reply

  • Soulful Heart (3/14/2014 2:21:00 AM)

    u reminded me tennyson....sunshine all the way happiness everyday... drops of rain to cool my parched poetic spirit....thank u (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (3/13/2014 6:50:00 PM)

    ......I find the rain to be so amazing...I love rain poems...but for me it is difficult to write one...thanks for this lovely write.. (Report) Reply

  • Rajesh Thankappan (3/13/2014 10:52:00 AM)

    It sinks fast into the mud
    Promising new sprouts of green
    Sieving deeper into my mind
    Reviving faded dreams!

    The sky that peered through veils of grey
    Beamed and brightened once again
    With all its ache washed away
    In the purging tears of crystal drops!


    The above two stanzas forms a brilliant contrast and a peculiar harmony. In the first stanza the rain is pouring dreams whereas in the second one the sky is expelling her grief. A brilliant write from your illuminating pen. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (3/13/2014 7:54:00 AM)

    This is a very beautiful write about the rain. I just love
    to see and hear it when and wherever it falls. Your
    descriptions and observations makes for a worthy
    write. Just beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (3/13/2014 7:04:00 AM)

    After the roar of the wind and the concert of rain, the sky looks as innocent as ever. Beautiful description of summer rain. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Kee Thampi (3/13/2014 6:36:00 AM)

    a beautiful concert.... I will read this poem......again and again I love it... (Report) Reply

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