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RAIN

I hate this all day rain, slowly dripping
that sky becomes all wet, a gray blanket,
and all the colors that would joy my heart
are washed away, and lost within its mist.

I would not have this dreariness outside,
as little rain assault the clouded panes
until the glass would seem made of water...
How dreary! How dreary without the sun.

So I let wonder take me to where the sun
commanded one to bow before its might;
where seeking shade did not always help
as the air was baked, and wind blew hot;

Where, with rain, the water fell at once,
(like being drenched benight a waterfall)
the beating rain pelting onto the roofs,
houses next to you vanishing from sight.

I think about those times of amazement:
to see a wall of water walk up the street
in clean cut line, a curtain being drawn
to slowly swallow up the bright day sky;

to see it build, and make plans to stay,
and accept the momentous emptying...
only to see it rage across the street
while I stand dry, looking on at its world.

I long for rain taken from skies above
New Orleans. I long for that vital rain,
that full orgasm; not this flaccid fall.
this chill of vitality within me.

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Comments

Thanks for sharing.

There is so much more than just rain in this "magnificent" poem, how very beautiful, its all there in your last lines. your imagery is outstanding.

Thank you...Teddy

here in Arizona we are awaiting the long-overdue monsoon that drenches us with life-giving rain. Nothing but a few drops, so far. Please, Mr. Rainmaker. let it come down.
A wonderful poem, Tyro; much impressed. Thanks, (for many buckets of rain, lol,). Jerry

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I so enjoy your writings this is a perfect poem but remember with rain comes rainbows and better times
keep on writing

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