Valsa George

Dance To The Music Of Rain - Poem by Valsa George

I hear the wind howling
I see the trees shuddering
I watch the birds fleeing
I notice the sky darkening

I listen to the thunder rumbling
I behold the light flashing
I view the clouds drifting
Oh! I hearken to the rain falling

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Hurray! Hurray!

Rain has come! At last with the promise of dreams!
It falls out in torrents from heavens seams
Assuring the languid earth the gladness of greens
And life on this terrain, with renewed energy teems

The scent of moistened mud is in the air
The arid land is awake with new verve and cheer
The stains on earth's garment, washed white and clear
The dust laden leaves are glistening bright and fair

See, how children excitedly run in wet shorts
Bluntly ignoring their elders' admonitory threats
Youngsters get ready for water sports
Fisher men have set out to cast their nets

Hurray! Hurray!

Let us greet this deluge of lashing rain
With shouts of welcome and tumultuous furore,
Let us dance to the music of rain
Pitter- Patter, the symphony runs so clear

Listen! Oh, listen to the music of rain!
Tap your feet to this lilting rhythm of rain!

Poet's Notes about The Poem

After a long spell of blistering heat, it rained yesterday soaking the parched land! It was with shouts of joy, everyone greeted this bounteous shower from the heavens!

Comments about Dance To The Music Of Rain by Valsa George

  • Akhtar Jawad (9/29/2017 9:20:00 PM)

    After a long spell of blistering heat, it rained yesterday soaking the parched land! It was with shouts of joy, everyone greeted this bounteous shower from the heavens!
    I can see how Valsa George became a cute child when it rained after a long blistering heat, but poem recited by the child is cuter.
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  • Bharati Nayak (7/26/2015 9:38:00 PM)

    Your poem rumbles, rustles and flashes carrying all the good qualities of a soothing rain..- - - - - -10 (Report) Reply

  • (1/19/2015 11:32:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem on rain dancing to the pitter- patter last night we had s storm with whip cracking thunder and now I read all about it it...very well put together a pleasure to read...had to put our baby {doggy] in bed with us last night...regards (Report) Reply

  • (10/4/2014 1:00:00 PM)

    Rains are heavenly indeed......Valsa.....and the way you have narrated is quiet phenomenal.....great imagery
    I am really speechless......10/10
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  • (4/19/2013 1:35:00 AM)

    Enjoyed this narration, immortalizing a significant and joyful event in your land, among your people. Truly wonderful Valsa.

    PS: It's good to be back, and thank you for your warm, kind and caring regards.
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  • Hazel Durham (4/1/2013 4:35:00 PM)

    I love the way you have captured nature in all its splendour so beautifully, you have me transfixed with the amazing imagery that conjures up an full orchestra playing!
    Outstanding write!
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  • (3/31/2013 10:49:00 AM)

    Valsa, Iam at a loss for words to express my deep feelings of awe on reading your impeccable poem! The Caption itself draws one to dance! The first two paras - the intro' to the coming rain; and then the picture
    painted when the rain falls, to the very last detail; and then the deluge with tapping the feet to the lilting rhythm of rain - Wow! ! So GREAT! ! It's always nice to read your beautiful poems and this one is simply magnificent! !
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  • Elena Sandu (3/29/2013 3:23:00 AM)

    What an amazing poem! A best of the best! It is also a song, a painting, a movie, I loved this story of all life: rain- natural happiness. Thank you! (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (3/28/2013 4:51:00 PM)

    Hurray indeed for your much needed rainfall, captured beautifully in your poem Valsa. (Report) Reply

  • (3/28/2013 1:54:00 AM)

    A superb composition providing respite from the memoirs of scorching heat experienced at Kochi recently.
    It reminded me few lines from my old poem, Romance Of Seasons posted on P.H. Willl appreciate your comments on same.
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  • Neela Nath Das (3/27/2013 3:42:00 AM)

    Ah! Your song of rain is so soothing, it can take away the scorching heat at once.Lovely! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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