Valsa George


The Song Of A Rain Drop - Poem by Valsa George

I am a rain drop flopped down from the clouds
I could have landed in a river or the sea
Then merging with the rising and receding tides
I would have been washed down into oblivion

Or could have fallen from the heights
Into a desolate dreary desert
Amid the blistering granules of sand
To be absorbed into nothingness

Chance was there to have fallen on a rock
Lying scorched in the heat of the mid day sun
Then I would have vanished into thin air
Evaporating into non existence

I could have also fallen into a muddy puddle
Or perhaps into a filthy drainage
To be contaminated with the sewage
Or be the breeding ground of worms and bugs

But fortunately for me
I happened to fall into fecund soil
Where there lay in wait a few seeds
Hankering for the cool touch of moisture

With arid souls, desperately thirsting for water,
They sucked the molecules within me.
As their dry kernel got soaked and puffed,
Slowly they sprouted and grew into life.

Absorbing again the drops that came after me
They, into towering trees eventually grew
Some touching heaven's azure heights
And giving shade and shelter to many

Now as I see them crested with flowers
And bearing clusters of luscious fruits
I feel I am there in each leaf and bud
With my essence flowing through every vein!

As a teacher, what more is needed for me
To feel contented in life?

Topic(s) of this poem: teacher


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I have borrowed the idea from the Malayalam translation of an Urdu poem. As a teacher, I got fascinated by it and feel- It is my story too!

Comments about The Song Of A Rain Drop by Valsa George

  • Loke Kok Yee (5/12/2018 4:20:00 AM)

    You are the drop of water that nourished me in my journey through this site. A beautiful poem that delights.Thanks Valsa (Report)Reply

    Valsa GeorgeValsa George(5/13/2018 7:10:00 AM)

    For me you are an open umbrella under which I get comfort and shade! Your ever encouraging words carry me a long way in striving for better performance! Thank you Loke!

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  • Jette Blackstone (12/23/2017 8:42:00 AM)

    I love how you were able to compare the work of a rain drop to that of a teacher who can help grow beautiful and powerful minds. Minds that will lead a new generation. There are so many possibilites and places for the raindrop to fall...but to find that fecund soil is a true gift. Thanks for sharing Valsa. (Report)Reply

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (3/18/2016 2:48:00 PM)

    oh, yeah, symbolism. ;) (Report)Reply

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (3/18/2016 2:48:00 PM)

    well, I rarely think in terms of ………….what do you call them? …hmm, similes, metaphors, using “those things”. call it unliteralism? ? and I was not doing that with your poem until the last two lines. ok, I get it, but I liked the story better when interpreted literally, as drops of rain ending up in different places. of course each drop of water which does not land to nourish seeds still has a chance at a later date, though maybe each drop will be composed of different water molecules than the first drops? ? ? I never thought of that before.

    either way, I like the poem a lot and send it to MyPoemList.

    bri :)
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  • Piyush Dey (11/30/2014 1:19:00 AM)

    Wow. This was an awazing read. The way the suspence broke was fantastic. and what is more beautiful is its flow and ability to stick you to the end. lovely. (Report)Reply

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  • Tirupathi ChandrupatlaTirupathi Chandrupatla (11/25/2014 3:48:00 AM)

    A teacher facilitates seeds to grow. A teacher sows seeds of learning. Beautifully put in the poem through a falling rain drop. (Report)Reply

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (11/24/2014 4:39:00 PM)

    I feel I am there in each leaf and bud
    With my essence flowing through every vein! Loved the lines. Nothing could be more satisfying than that.
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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (11/24/2014 4:29:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem written from a teacher's point of me. It is also true our stories are like rain drops too shaped and advanced by unknown hands as well as by our own workings and essential traits. Enjoyed very much. Can't read the Urdu script but the original poem must be a beauty in its sounds. (Report)Reply

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  • Diane HineDiane Hine (11/23/2014 6:53:00 AM)

    Teaching must be tiring but also very rewarding. Lovely idea to imagine the satisfaction of a raindrop which falls in just the right place and at just the right time. (Report)Reply

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  • Jayatissa K. LiyanageJayatissa K. Liyanage (11/22/2014 2:29:00 AM)

    What more pleasure than what one derives seeing a seedling emerges, grows matures and serves it's kind by receiving the drop one put on the seed! I am too being in the same boat as you, derive similar satisfaction by seeing those who leaned even the simplest thing in life from me, doing fair. Wonderful thoughts Valsa! (Report)Reply

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  • Salini Nair (11/21/2014 7:13:00 AM)

    I feel I am there in each leaf and bud
    And that my essence flows through every vein!
    beautifully presented the life of a teacher.....................
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  • Akhtar JawadAkhtar Jawad (11/21/2014 4:54:00 AM)

    Cycle of knowledge, knowledge that is passed from one to another and so on continues for ever. It is seen in the men who appear in the society like leaves, like flowers, like fruits with the seeds to continue the cycle. Yes a teacher is a rain drop and her teachings are a melody having waves that go on spreading. A nice write, no surprise, it's a poem by Valsa.............10 (Report)Reply

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  • Heather WilkinsHeather Wilkins (11/20/2014 6:22:00 PM)

    a beautiful writing what more is needed foe me to feel contented in life (nothing dear Valsa) (Report)Reply

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  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (11/20/2014 12:58:00 PM)

    A great tribute to our revered teacher....Valsa.....so beautifully compared with a rain drop and scripted with
    adoring words.......really very outstanding indeed......10/10
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  • Arindam BuragohainArindam Buragohain (11/20/2014 8:17:00 AM)

    A very touching poem ma'am. very inspiring for a rookie like me. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, November 21, 2014


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