Get Your Premium Membership

October Rain

Poet's Notes

Become a Premium Member and post notes and photos about your poem like Silent One.

Is it simply a case of precipitation, moist warm air condensation or are they God’s tears showering us with love, as rain washes away our sorrows, in the hope of brighter tomorrows. Gloomy grey skies conceal a shy sun with murky dull clouds lingering. A cornucopia of soggy brown leaves slither and slide under our feet. A plethora of rain drops fall capriciously with no concern for those they disturb. Ladies shelter under umbrellas appearing morose, whilst school children splatter in puddles, laughing and giggling in sheer delight. The rain is never cold when one is young. Pollutant auto mobiles drive by monotonously their passengers are safe as windscreen wipers clear their way. Stores are lit with commercialised displays as the air fills with excitement for fun that awaits. In hope the October rain does not dampen their spirits. Squirrels gather up supplies ready to hibernate. High above birds fly south for warmer temperatures. A fragile old leaf falls upon me through the blustery wind, leading to a philosophical thought about turning over a new leaf. Lost within the season of change and contemplation, one thing will never change though – the October rain. The Silent One originally written 29 October 2015 re-posted 18 October 2017

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 6/17/2020 1:01:00 PM
The last stanza where you think of turning over a new leaf is the reality that has been masked by your gorgeous imagery and emotions in the preceding stanzas. October rain perhaps comes to wash away the remnants of a storm, but I believe like everything else it stays and becomes a reminder of the journey. Nevertheless, one to be remembered yet turned over. Glad I am reading some of the best verses in archives :)
Login to Reply
Date: 11/3/2017 1:56:00 PM
This one really came to life for me. Love it. x
Login to Reply
Date: 10/31/2017 12:02:00 AM
Wow, amazing imagery!!
Login to Reply
Date: 10/27/2017 6:13:00 PM
Love this beautifully crafted piece of fine art. The imagery and the feelings are gripping as I read this. Your descriptions are genuine and masterful and filled with life, picturesque. The fragile leaf...a wonder of wondrous delight. Such a gift you have. A pleasure reading this!
Login to Reply
Date: 10/24/2017 1:34:00 PM
You are right October rain will never change. it is what it is. As for the rain that is my tears falling from above. I have enjoyed this poem.Have a nice day my friend.
Login to Reply
Date: 10/24/2017 8:08:00 AM
Another awesome write Silent One; your wonderful nature poem drew me in!~Che :)
Login to Reply
Date: 10/23/2017 7:03:00 PM
Silent, you have written about two of my favorite things, Autumn and rain. It is raining here today to my delight. A relaxing time to sit back and enjoy poetry. I must put this wonderful poem into my Faves! : )
Login to Reply
Date: 10/23/2017 10:58:00 AM
Creative work..I enjoyed reading about fall and specificly about October..Thanks for the visits to my page..Sara
Login to Reply
Date: 10/22/2017 2:21:00 PM
Exceptional poetry my friend. You must continue to rain on us with such verses and tremendous depths of imagery, language and heart!.. A fav my friend..
Login to Reply
Date: 10/21/2017 5:18:00 PM
What an awesome poem! while I was reading it I saw a vision of it in wide screen color. It touched my heart and mine. Thank you for liking my Poem Life Is Journey.
Login to Reply
Date: 10/21/2017 9:04:00 AM
Love it , thank you for reading my first poem. Fall From Grace" Funny I was watching just yesterday "ancient aliens" Lucifers fall :) . Yes I do think about all the poets I've met on this sight :) I know I should post more :)
Login to Reply
Date: 10/21/2017 5:23:00 AM
Love the imagery you have created here Silent One. Enjoyed reading three times. A fav for me.
Login to Reply
Date: 10/20/2017 6:05:00 AM
Seeing the rain through different pairs of eyes. We live through the joy and laughter of the youth. Love the end with the philosophical leaf! Enjoyed, Silent! Blessings for a wonderful day <3 Kim
Login to Reply
Date: 10/19/2017 7:54:00 PM
I see beauty in the grey of rainy days and I see the same in your beautiful write Silent One. Drenched with evocative imagery, wonderful expression and tempo, your poem excels in conveying the wondrous October rain. Your first and last stanzas are most especially lush scintillant...
Login to Reply
Date: 10/19/2017 7:49:00 PM
A most enjoyable read thank you.
Login to Reply
Date: 10/19/2017 12:56:00 PM
Excellent existential musing, SO. You do this so well, it's as if your pen is putting on an old, familiar, perfectly draped cloak of creativity. You write w/compassionate authority. Your deep thoughts of contemplation always lead to poetic enlightenment. Keep the love and knowledge flowing, my friend. Amazing write. Very luminous star bright. Love and smiles forever.
Login to Reply
Date: 10/19/2017 11:24:00 AM
Your poems are example of perfection. At least, I feel it from my heart ...fantastic composition
Login to Reply
Date: 10/19/2017 7:34:00 AM
Excellent an well penned. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing it.
Login to Reply
Date: 10/19/2017 7:20:00 AM
Great writing, Silent One, I always wonder how the rain inspires poets in so many ways, lovely to read this one:)
Login to Reply
Date: 10/18/2017 9:25:00 PM
Autumn is my favorite time of year and you capture the very essence of it... we change and get lost at times..however the season carries on...beautifully written with picturesque methodology. I enjoyed this poem very much! Thank you for posting it Silent One:-) Donna
Login to Reply
Date: 10/18/2017 5:10:00 PM
This is really really nice, Silent One. I love how you ended with the "turning over a new leaf" and that awesome last line! Great descriptive writing here.
Login to Reply
Date: 10/18/2017 2:53:00 PM
Wow! The metaphors are beautifully created. Your skilled descriptions are extraordinary. A master is born. Love the descriptions..the rain is never cold when one is young..brought me back ions ago and yes so true. You are talented. Ty for sharing.
Login to Reply
Date: 10/18/2017 2:46:00 PM
poets observe, and this poem is filled with observation, October is also filled with mass marketing, some of which your poem touched on
Login to Reply
Date: 10/18/2017 2:39:00 PM
What an intelligent poem! Among the various lessons inherent in this poem, I gleaned is that what's a blessing for some in a given moment is a hindrance for others. Reading your poem on a background of interaction, feels like having a free Enlish tutor, unlike reading a poem from a book.
Login to Reply
Date: 10/18/2017 12:40:00 PM
The October rain is a natural climate, and it is also our mood. The rain brings leaves away, washes our sorrow away, and also bring us the hope of survival. Not pleased by external gains, not saddened by personal losses. Let nature take its course, indifferent to tranquility.What do you think, my friend?
Login to Reply
One Avatar
Silent One
Date: 10/18/2017 12:45:00 PM
You are very clever and wise man..