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A Year Without Rain

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Below is the poem entitled A Year Without Rain which was written by poet Emily Schaffer. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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A Year Without Rain

A dark sky, a low growl,
A flash of light, a haunted howl.

A chilling wind, an insidious fear,
From the dark falls heaven's cold tears.

A love sleeping dormant inside,
A heart that waited, a heart that cried.

A blood moon, hidden by the dark,
A fall of life, for a land so stark.

A year without rain, a land cursed,
A spell broken, a quenched thirst.

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  1. Date: 4/20/2014 6:41:00 PM

    You know you are a success when someone wants to read the same poem over and over!!! Loved this!

    Schaffer Avatar Emily Schaffer Date: 4/21/2014 10:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you :) I really appreciate it and your comment on Empty Halls as well.
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 1:11:00 AM

    You have told the story in flowing, rhyming verse and done so very well. Enjoyed the read.

  1. Date: 11/30/2013 8:22:00 AM

    I'll kick it up one more from rhyme to couplet, but that matters not because form takes a back seat to the quality of the poem--love this! The repetition of the "A", but even more the depth here within so few words!! This so reminded me of a song I love written by Antonio Carlos Jobim called "The Waters of March" and you have inspired my next contest!

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 9:17:00 AM

    While I think this was more "Rhyme" than "Free Verse", this was still very potent in its message. Many prefer & admire the sun. But, we do need the rain for sheer life balance of the heart. Excellent writing!

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 7:00:00 AM

    A very well written poem. Thank you for sharing this gem. Well done!