Reshma Ramesh

Blame It All On The Rain

Then with the fall of every dropp of rain,
From nimbus with a grudge,
Into the lap of lush green trees,
Splash my mother's green roof
Onto my out stretched hands,
Wet are my palms, wet is my soul,
Every enviable note these walls
Must have heard, alas! none like
Your voice, like the raga of the rain
In harmony with the pitter patter,
Tuned with the drums of pelting,
Humming with the drizzle,
Blending with the sounds of the shower,
Whispering into the thunder,
From distance it appears like sweet music,
From near it is sweeter than that,
Like the strike of the lightning,
Like the coolness of the shower,
Your aroma from the wet earth makes me fonder,
The puddles now which have formed at my feet,
With the dusky drops from the roof,
Remind me of the muddle in my heart,
As I innocently hear your voice on the other end,
Blame it on the rain, Blame it all on the rain

Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 15, 2009
Poem Edited: Thursday, May 28, 2009

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (5/5/2009 1:26:00 AM)

    it rains love and passion inside this write...easily one of your recent bests...thanks...10

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  • Marama Kelly (3/30/2009 8:35:00 PM)

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, view and concept with the rest of us.
    You have given an interesting view to the rain combining both the softness of its gentle downpour to the wind blustering pelting rain when a storm develops.
    And also within this, you have begun to develop a character, a personality for the rain giving it, its own life.
    There were a couple of errors I found as listed below:
    First line you have, 'dropp' - should read 'drop'
    Fifth line you have, 'Onto to my out stretched hands, - remove 'to'
    Seventh line you have, 'notes' - reads better as 'note'
    Ninth line you have, 'raga' - should it read, 'rage? '
    fifteen line you have, From distance... try From a distance
    20th line you have, '...which has formed... try which have formed
    I also found imagery that began forming in this of two lovers who have set a time to meet, but the rain comes and turns the plans awry, for the rains are heavy and turns the roads to slush. From one view it has bought delay and from the other view it has bought freshness and new life.
    There was another thing I found and that was in some cases you have given a negative alongside a positive, to give description to the affects being witnessed, e.g.

    Like the strike of the lightning,
    Like the coolness of the shower,
    Very interesting concept indeed. Thanks again for sharing and many blessings to you. (PS sorry for the delay in replying to your email, but have had difficulty logging on)

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  • Holly Z (3/27/2009 8:26:00 PM)

    The rain is awesome and anything can be stopped because of it's starting. Nice work of art

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  • Sally Plumb (3/25/2009 11:16:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this piece because I love the rain.

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  • Chelsi Ruffing (3/23/2009 8:52:00 PM)

    I really like what you wrote. Its very interesting I must say. Keep up the good work.

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  • Rm. Shanmugam ChettiarRm. Shanmugam Chettiar (3/23/2009 10:40:00 AM)

    well ornamented beauty. shan

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  • Seema Chowdhury (3/23/2009 6:43:00 AM)

    lovely poem enjoyed reading it.thanks

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  • Irresistible Assassin (3/22/2009 2:28:00 AM)

    What an intoxicating poem, fantastic! !

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  • Sasidharan Vellat MenonSasidharan Vellat Menon (3/21/2009 12:23:00 AM)

    Another good one.
    Your imagery turned to beautiful words here.
    Great, Reshma

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  • Sathyanarayana M V SSathyanarayana M V S (3/19/2009 9:44:00 AM)

    I saw the movie Blame it on Rio. This poem is even more beautiful! Great imagery

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  • Sandra Fowler (3/17/2009 9:13:00 PM)

    Two souls in tune with the rain. Very romantic. Lovely write.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra

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  • Roshni D'Souza (3/17/2009 2:14:00 PM)

    Absolutely loved the words you used to describe the sound of the rain...made it almost audible. Nice work, Reshma!

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  • Hopeu Likadapoem (3/17/2009 9:22:00 AM)

    very nice beautiful flowing poem...

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  • Lynda Robson (3/17/2009 6:12:00 AM)

    Beautiful Reshma, a very enjoyable read, flowing like the rain,
    10
    Lynda xx

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  • T S (3/17/2009 6:10:00 AM)

    A beautiful well written Verse
    Thank you 10++++

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  • Christina Phan (3/17/2009 5:56:00 AM)

    wow
    i luv this one
    the creative you put into this was gd
    well done
    keep it up

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  • Mohammed AlbalushiMohammed Albalushi (3/17/2009 3:18:00 AM)

    i love rain alot, i like this poem, which is full of emotion and experss feelings, well write

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  • Janell Cressman (3/16/2009 10:16:00 PM)

    wow that's really good writing, i really liked the flow of it.
    really nice peom! ! ! ! ! !

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  • Marilyn LottMarilyn Lott (3/16/2009 9:43:00 PM)

    A nature poem that alerts all the senses and makes the reader feel part of the scene. Very nicely done, Reshma! A '10! '

    Best Wishes,
    Marilyn

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  • Ronald Speight (3/16/2009 9:41:00 PM)

    strong words a rain in thier own right

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