Kazim Ali

(1971 / United Kingdom)

Rain - Poem by Kazim Ali

With thick strokes of ink the sky fills with rain.
Pretending to run for cover but secretly praying for more rain.

Over the echo of the water, I hear a voice saying my name.
No one in the city moves under the quick sightless rain.

The pages of my notebook soak, then curl. I've written:
'Yogis opened their mouths for hours to drink the rain.'

The sky is a bowl of dark water, rinsing your face.
The window trembles; liquid glass could shatter into rain.

I am a dark bowl, waiting to be filled.
If I open my mouth now, I could drown in the rain.

I hurry home as though someone is there waiting for me.
The night collapses into your skin. I am the rain.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Form: Ghazal


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 10, 2015


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