Edward Thomas

(3 March 1878 - 9 April 1917 / London / England)

Like The Touch Of Rain - Poem by Edward Thomas

Like the touch of rain she was
On a man's flesh and hair and eyes
When the joy of walking thus
Has taken him by surprise:

With the love of the storm he burns,
He sings, he laughs, well I know how,
But forgets when he returns
As I shall not forget her 'Go now'.

Those two words shut a door
Between me and the blessed rain
That was never shut before
And will not open again.


Comments about Like The Touch Of Rain by Edward Thomas

  • (10/29/2018 8:24:00 AM)

    A huge and a sweety one Loved a lot😘😙😘 (Report) Reply

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  • (7/21/2018 8:03:00 AM)

    I LOVE THIS POEM VERY MUCH . (Report) Reply

  • (6/18/2018 12:18:00 PM)

    AGHHHHHHH! loved this... the tone, and visual, everything- love. (Report) Reply

  • (3/2/2018 8:48:00 AM)

    ITS EVER DAY BROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO (Report) Reply

  • Cheryl Tutaan (8/15/2017 8:34:00 PM)

    A poignant poem, yet so nice to read...thanks, (Report) Reply

  • Cheryl Tutaan (8/15/2017 8:31:00 PM)

    A poignant poem, yet so nice to read...thanks for sharing...a 10 (Report) Reply

  • (10/19/2014 10:52:00 AM)

    I think this is about losing someone. very nicely written... kind of draws you in (Report) Reply

  • Charlotte Gunther (10/19/2014 7:49:00 AM)

    the words progress to make the reader feel the hope and then the loss and pain of the poet. (Report) Reply

  • Melikhaya Zagagana (10/19/2014 6:00:00 AM)

    Precise and distinct piece of suspence. Nice... (Report) Reply

  • Sir Anas (10/19/2013 9:07:00 PM)

    yo bro! can I hack someone poems? (Report) Reply

  • (10/19/2013 4:41:00 PM)

    Intense; strictly defined; sudden; elation (Report) Reply

  • Jack Growden (10/19/2013 4:59:00 AM)

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  • (10/19/2012 9:25:00 PM)

    When I read his poem, I feel like touching an abstract power, which makes us to write poem. (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Patrick (10/19/2012 6:41:00 PM)

    Those last two lines complete the poem with the sadden note love always springs when a heart is broken, Rain can always ease the pain when sister tears join in. An amazing work worth being a top rated one on this site (Report) Reply

  • (10/19/2012 3:24:00 PM)

    Poetry of rejection, of unrequited love-beating with a true heart-which hits softly but leaves an indelible mark. (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Straw (10/19/2012 12:47:00 PM)

    No, it won't do. B-**************************** (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (10/19/2012 9:15:00 AM)

    Wonderfully written and eloquent expressing heartfelt love gained and lost. Fantastic last lines.10++++ (Report) Reply

  • (10/20/2009 9:45:00 PM)

    I'm going to wash that girl right outta my hair. (Report) Reply

  • (10/20/2009 3:43:00 PM)

    Everything from trimeter quatrains that rhyme and metrical pyrotechnics that mimic Harmon's imagined storm and Straw's Welshman caught out without his umbrella in a rain or a storm, whether or not there's a girl involved seems to elude our poetaster - it's all there in twelve lines! And don't forget the Ancient Mariner, lads! (It was the buckets which were 'silly'! !)

    The simile the poem is based on reads 'like the touch of rain she was' - seems more a gentle mist that one barely feels on a London afternoon. No umbrella necessary for even the gentlest of souls such as Straw and his ilk! How delicate the lad as he stands there, the silly buckets filling with the rain and ruining his best gabardine!

    I'll stick with Emma's magic charm and Ramesh's wonderful poem!
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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