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

  • Vaibhav SimhaVaibhav Simha (4/28/2020 4:48:00 AM)

    A humorous ending capping this wonderful exposition on rainfall.(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (3/3/2020 12:49:00 AM)

    A great poem with incisive finishing! Those two lines, " The rain has vanished, leaving little trace/Cooling the Earth and causing no harm'....Just beautiful! it gives me immense pleasure to read this endearing piece of poetry time and again dear madam!(Report)Reply

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (2/12/2020 4:15:00 AM)

    Nice images through out the poem- the closing lines in particular. A well written poem that smoothly flows. Tfs Valsa 10+(Report)Reply

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  • Magadha RaniMagadha Rani (1/6/2020 11:05:00 PM)

    What a magnificent poem dear madam! Loved reading it. I will revisit this beautiful poem once I find time (Magadha)(Report)Reply

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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (7/16/2019 1:39:00 AM)

    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... soothing poem(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (1/16/2019 3:37:00 AM)

    In slanting sheets, it almost pounds
    Flooding roads and making puddle
    Gushing through pipes and rushing down drains
    Water floods, causing men to waddle....the rhythm is utter captivating! A magnificent poem! My great pleasure reading it time and again!(Report)Reply

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran NairParameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (11/25/2018 9:24:00 AM)

    Rain that hides behind the clouds comes down to the earth in silver strings and cleanse the plants to their splendid gleam. Beautiful(Report)Reply

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  • Mihaela PirjolMihaela Pirjol (11/17/2018 2:42:00 PM)

    Such magic of dancing words on the page with images so vivid and detailed! This poem goes with the season of late Autumn, and complements wonderfully its ambiance!(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (8/27/2018 5:26:00 AM)

    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....The beauty of poetic expression is captivating! A great poem!(Report)Reply

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (8/24/2018 8:44:00 PM)

    The opening stanza of this marvelous poem consists of powerful lines
    that draw a reader to go through with the whole write.
    It expresses in beautiful detail the sudden downpour, its.effects on Earth and after effects.
    Great imagery. In a few seconds the reader could feel.and see the sudden downpour.
    Beautifully crafted and well executed write. Enjoyed reading it.10+++(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (7/27/2018 6:56:00 AM)

    Typo: Please read as: some technical problems(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (7/27/2018 6:04:00 AM)

    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.....This is my favorite poem! It's my great pleasure reading it time and again! I had some technical problem in voting! I vote this magnificent piece of poetry with a 10(Report)Reply

    Valsa GeorgeValsa George(7/27/2018 7:53:00 AM)

    It is so kind of you Dillip to have read and commented on this poem time and again! Thank you so much.

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

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

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas 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

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr 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

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  • Narayana AghalayaNarayana 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

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  • Ranjan Kumar GhoshRanjan 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++++++(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr 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

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  • Simone Inez HarrimanSimone Inez Harriman (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

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

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

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 25, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 25, 2012