Beloved, Let Us Once More Praise The Rain Poem by Conrad Potter Aiken

Beloved, Let Us Once More Praise The Rain

Rating: 2.9

Beloved, let us once more praise the rain.
Let us discover some new alphabet,
For this, the often praised; and be ourselves,
The rain, the chickweed, and the burdock leaf,
The green-white privet flower, the spotted stone,
And all that welcomes the rain; the sparrow too,—
Who watches with a hard eye from seclusion,
Beneath the elm-tree bough, till rain is done.
There is an oriole who, upside down,
Hangs at his nest, and flicks an orange wing,—
Under a tree as dead and still as lead;
There is a single leaf, in all this heaven
Of leaves, which rain has loosened from its twig:
The stem breaks, and it falls, but it is caught
Upon a sister leaf, and thus she hangs;
There is an acorn cup, beside a mushroom
Which catches three drops from the stooping cloud.
The timid bee goes back to the hive; the fly
Under the broad leaf of the hollyhock
Perpends stupid with cold; the raindark snail
Surveys the wet world from a watery stone...
And still the syllables of water whisper:
The wheel of cloud whirs slowly: while we wait
In the dark room; and in your heart I find
One silver raindrop,—on a hawthorn leaf,—
Orion in a cobweb, and the World.

Harley White 03 July 2021

Beautiful poem...

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Sylvia Frances Chan 03 July 2021

1) the course of the rain with the environment is described here in great detail, tt and with the prosperity of the bees and the cobwebs, described in a very interesting way,

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Sylvia Frances Chan 03 July 2021

2) a long poem, because of the way it is described, the poem does not seem long at all. Wonderfully beautiful poem to enjoy.5 Stars fullest on Top!

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Dr Dillip K Swain 03 July 2021

A magnificent poem! I discover undiscovered alphabets through this wonderful poem!

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Anil Kumar Panda 03 July 2021

Very interesting poem on rainy days to read. Enjoyed the wordplay and rhythm of flow.

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Gordon Walter 03 July 2021

Great poem to read. High in quality.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 03 July 2021

The superb imagery in this poem made me a witness and feel the wonders and beauty of nature. A great poem.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 03 July 2021

Congratulations being chosen as The Classic Poem Of The Day! Most deserving poem

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