Jack Gilbert

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jack Gilbert
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Rain

Rating: 3.2
Suddenly this defeat.
This rain.
The blues gone gray
And the browns gone gray
And yellow
A terrible amber.
In the cold streets
Your warm body.
In whatever room
Your warm body.
Among all the people
Your absence
The people who are always
Not you.


I have been easy with trees
Too long.
Too familiar with mountains.
Joy has been a habit.
Now
Suddenly
This rain.


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COMMENTS
Usama Sheikh 10 November 2019
It's very soulful, a must read poem especially when it's raining.
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Chinedu Dike 26 August 2019
Well articulated and nicely brought forth with insight. A beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing.
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Susan Williams 28 January 2018
Yes by now you know what I am going to say but... It is really tiresome that I and perhaps you cannot rate poems anymore because some messed up computer thingee can only respond to a vote by demanding we sign in again and again and again. Really getting tiresome. Neither can I track down the comments that notifications to my e-mail tell me about.
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Susan Williams 28 January 2018
I like this poem. It is not just interesting - it has emotional impact as well and I got invested in it. I'd give it a 10 but you know by now why I can't... don't you?
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Medha 02 January 2018
Nice ??
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Sylvaonyema Uba 06 January 2017
The blues gone gray Expressing the impermanence of nature. Change is the only constant thing. Nice one! Sylva-Onyema Uba
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Seamus O Brian 05 January 2017
The people who are not you. In the absence of one who was loved, all that was once bright becomes dreary grey rain. Haunting.
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Edward Kofi Louis 05 January 2017
Rain! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Anil Kumar Panda 05 January 2017
This rain brings happiness and woes at the same time. Very nice.
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Tom Allport 05 January 2017
it is hard to see things when it starts to pour down with rain, especially in a deluge?
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