Tiger Lily


To Taste The Rain


In search for quiet solitude
I seek a place to stay
And find that peaceful solace
At the closing of the day

Not only in the darkened night
Do I search for sanctuary
But also in the days bright light
My body I could bury

Why do I long to stay inside
Like a hermit in its shell
Beneath the storm soaked rocks below
In silence where I dwell

Like thunderclouds on summer days
Absorbed and thick with pain
Longing for the downpour
Bending back to taste the rain

Submitted: Thursday, July 26, 2012
Edited: Sunday, August 26, 2012

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  • Rookie - 71 Points Robert Green (9/10/2012 5:16:00 PM)

    Reminds' me of a poem I am trying to write to Mayers song ' Kiss the rain ' another great poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kelly Seale (8/1/2012 5:54:00 PM)

    Love this, esp. the last stanza:

    ...Like thunderclouds on summer days
    Absorbed and thick with pain
    Longing for the downpour
    Bending back to taste the rain

    -Very well written! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ronald Shields (7/28/2012 1:42:00 PM)

    The final stanza of To Taste The Rain is a poem in itself...I wish I had written something so sublime...exquisite.

    Thank you for reading my poetry and for your kind comments...I am enjoying reading what you have written. (Report) Reply

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