William Henry Davies

(3 July 1871 – 26 September 1940 / Monmouthshire / Wales)

The Rain - Poem by William Henry Davies

I hear leaves drinking rain;
I hear rich leaves on top
Giving the poor beneath
Drop after drop;
'Tis a sweet noise to hear
These green leaves drinking near.

And when the Sun comes out,
After this Rain shall stop,
A wondrous Light will fill
Each dark, round drop;
I hope the Sun shines bright;
'Twill be a lovely sight.


Comments about The Rain by William Henry Davies

  • (12/19/2017 10:01:00 AM)


    so nice too much (Report) Reply

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  • (11/27/2017 2:46:00 AM)


    Really nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Sanghamitra Nayak (10/4/2017 10:39:00 PM)


    And when the Sun comes out,
    After this Rain shall stop,
    A wondrous Light will fill
    Each dark, round drop;
    A beautiful rain poem.
    10+
    (Report) Reply

  • (10/4/2017 8:37:00 PM)


    I thought this was beautifully rendered. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (10/4/2017 6:30:00 PM)


    Such a lovely write.......... (Report) Reply

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (10/4/2017 12:47:00 PM)


    Tis a sweet noise to hear
    These green leaves drinking near.

    A beautiful nature poem
    (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/4/2017 12:46:00 PM)


    Drop after drop! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (10/4/2017 10:05:00 AM)


    A sensible poem on giving unconditionally to someone who deserves your love, compassion.
    Thanks poet for the sharing.
    (Report) Reply

  • Besma Dziri (10/4/2017 9:03:00 AM)


    Wonderful. I liked it and enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (10/4/2017 7:10:00 AM)


    The rich leaves giving the poor leaves beneath. The most delicate and expression. Impresses upon mind with all its richness. (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (10/4/2017 6:07:00 AM)


    I hear leaves drinking rain;
    I hear rich leaves on top
    Giving the poor beneath
    Drop after drop;
    'Tis a sweet noise to hear
    These green leaves drinking near.- - A fine poem about kindness that nature teaches us.The rich leaves giving the poor beneath- - The sun shines bright in each drop.
    (Report) Reply

  • Kamiel Chè (10/4/2017 3:09:00 AM)


    Rather vacuous and worn out imagery. No poetic insight is conveyed here. I rate it 4. (Report) Reply

  • Martin Moore (10/4/2017 2:24:00 AM)


    a simple beautiful poem great imagery (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (10/4/2017 12:42:00 AM)


    A pleasant litle poem. (Report) Reply

  • (1/29/2017 3:59:00 PM)


    I remembered the first 4 lines from early childhood when I was taught the complete poem. The imagery has stayed with me these 70+ years. Today I learnt the name of the author and now I have discovered' him I shall take joy in reading others of his poems. (Report) Reply

  • Ashek Sarker (6/15/2015 11:38:00 AM)


    i wish i could drink some sweet drops like those happy leaves, could drench myself in the cold rain drops! i wish my parched heart could soak up some fresh falling drops! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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