Rain Poem by Jack Gilbert


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.
This rain.

Anonymous submission.

Paul Cheney 17 December 2012

How I feel since losing the love of my life. Paul

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Lynne Bc 22 June 2006

oh jack...love this too! :) Lynne

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Megan Maxwell 06 March 2008

Wow this is a great poem: D x

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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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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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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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Jack Gilbert

Jack Gilbert

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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