John Carter Brown


After The Rain - Poem by John Carter Brown

A hush had descended, the air was quite still,
Nothing was moving beside the old mill;
Nature postponed both it's joys and it's pain,
Holding it's breath until after the rain.

Waiting for heaven to give up it's prize
Long had creation looked up to the skies,
Searching the air for the treasure contained,
Soon to be satisfied after the rain.

Pure glistening water now dropped from the sky,
Feeding the earth, once so hungry and dry;
Soaking and swelling the rivers again,
Refreshed and replete now after the rain.

The seasons had ticked with their regular rhythm,
The rainbow displayed it's most colourful prism;
The people, like flowers, had come out again,
Bathing in sunshine, after the rain.

Written June 1994


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written after a long hot summer's day.

Comments about After The Rain by John Carter Brown

  • Wes Vogler (5/1/2017 10:02:00 AM)


    well sir you made rhythm and prism rhyme.. how did you do that?
    Very nice reading. I have a seven year old who writes some of my stuff... who is your alter ego?
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  • (10/10/2013 4:10:00 PM)


    I can see myself looking up at the skies after a rainfall, and can smell the freshened air all around me and the colors of a rainbow. Very good imagery. Liked this one very much. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • (9/15/2013 11:29:00 AM)


    Superb imagery, I can nearly feel the scene. (Report) Reply

  • Ozark Mountain Homegrown (9/1/2013 12:48:00 AM)


    I love rain and I love this poem...The anticipation..the rejoicing.... of the earth and spirit, replenished, fresh and new once again...this makes me happy...lovely.. (Report) Reply

  • (1/8/2013 3:38:00 PM)


    Beautiful poem John, I really enjoyed reading it. (Report) Reply

  • (1/4/2013 8:53:00 AM)


    Lovely piece. (Report) Reply

  • (10/5/2012 4:10:00 PM)


    A very refreshing write, sweetly flowing and and great with serenity. Good work John. I
    believe you have the touch
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  • Perry Biggerstaff (9/26/2012 3:04:00 AM)


    Well done John, Fantastic imagery. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (8/19/2012 11:22:00 AM)


    Lovely poem John, beautifully written with great rhyming. (Report) Reply

  • (8/15/2012 8:50:00 AM)


    This is a well crafted piece of writing - good work. (Report) Reply

  • Mark Dillon (8/15/2012 7:31:00 AM)


    Nicely written, paints a great scene. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 21, 2012


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