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

  • Narayanan Kutty Pozhath (4/27/2018 3:52:00 AM)

    A good narration of rain. Very narrative words. (Report) Reply

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  • Diwata Morales (4/3/2018 12:40:00 AM)

    a beautiful poem that will be kept in the readers' heart. to my poem list and 10 (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (3/24/2018 11:57:00 AM)

    A lovely write on the effects of rain over plant life and on the heart of a sensitive heart. (Report) Reply

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (3/14/2018 6:21:00 AM)

    What a beautiful poem! As a reader, I get delighted in reading it time and again! You have used your powerful ‘gossamer thread’ here to ensure a stable flight of your kite! ....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! A great piece of work! (Report) Reply

  • Narayana Aghalaya (2/25/2018 6:45:00 AM)

    nice downpour; it lasted for a very short time, cooled the environs and vanished.Job done.Well captured! (Report) Reply

  • Ranjan Kumar Ghosh (1/7/2018 11:25:00 PM)

    In slanting sheets, it almost pounds
    Flooding roads and making puddle
    Gushing through pipes and rushing down drains
    Water floods, causing men to waddle fantastic describe your poem madam thanks for shearing a great poem10++++++
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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (12/28/2017 12:10:00 AM)

    Heaven’s great reservoir has been broken at once bringing solace to the people distressed by scorching summer! A very nice description of the way it comes down to earth, “It has gushed through pipes and rushed down drains causing temporary water floods”. It has cleansed the plants in glimmers of glorious joys and happiness. After it has disappeared, we find that it has left a cooling impact in our mind! Enjoyed reading this beautiful poem! (Report) Reply

  • (8/6/2017 10:23:00 PM)

    So well penned the comparison of the storm and a couples volatile domestic dispute. The weathering of storms allows a couple to see the clearing skies. Balance is restored. Feeling the drops and flow 10++ (Report) Reply

  • Pritam Bhowmick (6/9/2017 1:58:00 PM)

    The imagery really fascinates me Ma'am. A delightful read. (Report) Reply

  • Asis Biswas (9/16/2016 2:12:00 AM)

    fine writing poet.flow coming from rain flow. this is the first poem i am reading of you.words coming freely on your pen.. (Report) Reply

  • Tapan M. Saren (9/1/2016 12:47:00 AM)

    Ma'am again read your poem and it's truly outstanding.. (Report) Reply

  • (6/3/2016 11:26:00 AM)

    Enjoyed reading this poem (Report) Reply

  • Yasmin Khan (5/25/2016 4:30:00 AM)

    It's descriptive and delightful. We had a rain like that just yesterday, a respite from scourching heat. (Report) Reply

  • Tribhawan Kaul (5/19/2016 1:47:00 AM)

    Visualization of rain is penned so beautifully that I feel it happening. Lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Tapan M. Saren (3/4/2016 3:08:00 AM)

    Very nice to read it.. Thank you for sharing.. If you have time, read my poems too. (Report) Reply

  • Uzefa Rashida M.a (2/12/2016 12:07:00 PM)

    Every single word has been chosen aptly such that the whole scene came exactly in front of my eyes.The last stanza brings us back to our senses about the reality of life that nature has so much to tell us. (Report) Reply

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 (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!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 25, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 25, 2012

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