Treasure Island

Yasmeen Khan


The Rain at Night


The hush of the night is dark and deep
Raindrops falling ring through sleep
Silver dreams from heavens drop
And fall in the murk with a soft plop

The ones lying in slumber’s arm
Know not the showering dreams’ charm
Only the waking souls in blithe
Bathe in mirth, spirits be lithe

The sun’s garish been burning so long
To feel the coolness I stretch my palm
And feel the rain’s touch on the lips
Healing showers rendering bliss in sips

Some weary thoughts grasp the brain
Come round and round with rain’s refrain
The blessed waters for some are blight
Bundles on the heads misery’s sight


Black of woes in drops’ flurry awash
Spirits dance in ‘treble, tenor and bass’
Dreams linger in sleepless eyes
Ears all to the music falling from the skies!

(8/14/13 at 3.00 a.m.)

Submitted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 23, 2013

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Last night there was a downpour that made a sleepless night.

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  • Saeed Jan (8/27/2013 4:49:00 AM)

    The diction tells its story how the poem is composed... One could easily get the impression that U were much excited while composing but one thing that I noticed (may be I'm wrong) is that U had difficulty while choosing the words... The natural flow of thought is disturbed by the rhyming words... But, overall, a nice piece of poetry! (Report) Reply

  • Mohabeer Beeharry (8/26/2013 1:20:00 PM)

    I could see how deep you went in this beautiful writing.
    It seems to bring something hiding inside out. Tender, deep but true
    Well done.i love it.

    Mohabeer Beeharry (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (8/21/2013 5:43:00 PM)

    rain at night has some extra pleasures bcoz at night we hv nothing to do except sleeping so it is enjoyed fully. a well versed with some outstanding imagination (Report) Reply

  • Hasnain Aaqib (8/20/2013 12:27:00 PM)

    Who can say you were not the part of the rain and the night with all its imagery? Nice write and same read. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/19/2013 12:36:00 AM)

    A free flowing, greatly rhythmic write, sweet sounding like the pitter- patter of rain! ! (Report) Reply

  • Alookh (matin) (8/17/2013 12:40:00 PM)

    Wow... i did enjoyed! very very nice.i loved Ur poem...oh...i feel i like to sing it, i mean i like to put music on it...thank u! i feel calm after reading it.it seems that U've chosen the words so carefully! (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (8/17/2013 12:32:00 AM)

    Last night also i had a beautiful sound with rain fall melodies hitting the roof and windows...so calming...this thing always be my favorite! soo calming...and you tell it so well as what i feel_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (8/14/2013 10:15:00 AM)

    The format and the diction go well hand in hand and the theme blooms out to be a fine Jasmine poem. (Report) Reply

  • Tiku . (8/14/2013 6:50:00 AM)

    This is beautiful poetry Jasmine.The flow, rhyme and concept is awesome.Loved it. (Report) Reply

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