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Pluviophile

I am not a rain dog
With my tail between my legs
Dying to run home in haste
Away from showers that gradually increase 
And then come pounding heavily down 
Like sheets of splintered pearly glass 

I am not a loner
Who leads a wasted life
On doorsteps sharing aching pain
With others who live rough
Deprived of warmth and comfort

I am a lover
I inhale the smell
Enjoy the caressing feel
Of seductive teasing raindrops 

They fall around
With sweetest sound
Passionate the call

It echoes
I hear

water 


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16th October, 2014
Contest: "I do not know"
Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich
Placed: 4th

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Date: 4/2/2016 12:44:00 AM
What lovely sentiments you have ... the rain can be quite rejuvenating, and it looks as though you soak it right up. Form-wise it looks kinda like a diminished hexaverse but with words instead of syllables.
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Paul Callus
Date: 4/3/2016 1:54:00 PM
I love the rain Timothy, but I don't like getting caught in it when the wind is extra strong! Last autumn it rained unexpectedly while I was in the calm sea, swimming...felt delightful:) (good thing my wife was sitting on the rocks and quickly put my clothes in the car!). ~ Yes, this form is based on diminishing words, not syllables... // paul
Date: 10/31/2014 9:50:00 PM
Paul, your work here is a personal favorite. It feels authentic and unique. Congrats on a true winner !
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Paul Callus
Date: 11/1/2014 7:45:00 AM
Thank you Dave; I suppose the subject I chose does reflect something close to my heart. Have a nice weekend. // paul
Date: 10/25/2014 7:14:00 PM
Big applause for your wonderful well-deserved win! Congratulations dear Paul! Pandita
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Date: 10/26/2014 6:21:00 AM
I can heart and appreciate the applause, Pandita!:) Thank you!! Have a lovely day. // paul
Date: 10/25/2014 4:38:00 PM
Congratulations on your win Paul!
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/25/2014 6:18:00 PM
Thank you Brenda. [it would be nice to make a snowman together...in a Canadian winter:)] // paul
Date: 10/25/2014 1:03:00 PM
Beautiful and original Paul...big congrats to you!
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Date: 10/25/2014 2:55:00 PM
Thank you David. Trying to be original is always the main challenge; hopefully I manage! // paul
Date: 10/25/2014 10:17:00 AM
Hi Paul, I really enjoyed the words of your poem and how they passionately describe the beauty of rain. Congratulations on your win. Sandra
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/25/2014 3:00:00 PM
Many thanks Sandra! so pleased that you enjoyed my rain/water poem. By the way...your winning poem is excellent:) Have a nice weekend. // paul
Date: 10/25/2014 8:11:00 AM
Congratulations Paul.. :)
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/25/2014 2:53:00 PM
Thank you Olive_eloi:) Being without internet for over 30hrs has made my mail accumulate; trying to deal with my emails a few at a time. hugs // paul
Date: 10/25/2014 8:03:00 AM
Such a beauty Paul! Great feeling one gets while getting to the final word! I too love heavenly raindrops that add music n insinuate life into us! Congrats on huge win!
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/25/2014 2:58:00 PM
I like your insightful read, Upma. Thank you for stopping by with congrats, and I'm glad you found my rain poem to your liking. // paul
Date: 10/25/2014 7:15:00 AM
Back to congratulate you on your win.
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Date: 10/25/2014 7:41:00 AM
Many thanks Maurice. Yes, you showed faith in this poem from the start! I appreciate that. Have a nice weekend. // paul
Date: 10/25/2014 5:53:00 AM
Awesome write, congrats on the win, Paul
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Date: 10/25/2014 7:38:00 AM
Thank you Dr. so glad you enjoyed. Have a nice weekend. // paul
Date: 10/25/2014 4:29:00 AM
Dropping back with my congrats Paul and I'm counting down the days until we meet:-) Hugs Jan xxx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 10/25/2014 7:31:00 AM
replied:-) Hugs jan xx
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Date: 10/25/2014 7:28:00 AM
Thank you Jan...only a few more days. [sent u soupmail] hugs // paul
Date: 10/25/2014 3:17:00 AM
Congrats Paul ,I'm happy to see you here a winner.Happy weekend.
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Date: 10/25/2014 7:29:00 AM
Happy weekend to you too, Kayode:) Thank you for the lovely wishes! // paul
Date: 10/25/2014 1:03:00 AM
Paul. I had to look up that word to know what it was!! But it sure went well with your theme and I enjoyed this one very much, and your passion for rain! Congratulations.
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Date: 10/25/2014 7:32:00 AM
Thank you Andrea; placing in your contests means a lot to me...that means I find you to be a worthy and reliable sponsor:) hugs // paul
Date: 10/23/2014 9:56:00 AM
I love your poem my dear friend Paul. I am a lover of sunshine but I like rain, too. I'm also pluviophile, i think.;) When I'm bored & free from school and heavy rain comes here earlier in a day, I usually go out biking until I'm drenched, then go for shower:) Never got fever. ;))I love your poem very much. It goes to my fave. Thanks a lot for sharing. Thanks also for your precious time reading my poem. Good luck in the contest. Have a blessed day! love lots and big hugs, Leonora
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/23/2014 4:36:00 PM
Thank you my friend Leonora, both for stopping by to read and comment on my poems and also for the encouragement you relay through your words. I can well imagine you riding your bike, perhaps while singing "raindrops are falling on my head"! Sharing poetry with others is a gift...we are lucky to be able to make good use of it. Thank you for the fav...much appreciated. hugs // paul
Date: 10/23/2014 4:49:00 AM
I am a Pluviophile like you. I never suffer from colds even if I am fully drenched in rain. Rain loves me in return of my love. Nature is so generous. love.)))) rajat
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Date: 10/23/2014 5:01:00 AM
Hi Rajat....as you say, nature is so generous, but not everybody realizes that. Here in Malta we have no rivers and lakes, so rain water is very important to us. At present we are at the start of the rain season, but so far we've had little rain. // paul
Date: 10/21/2014 2:03:00 AM
One who dances in the rain, I see... good to know! Love the spirit and optimism in this piece... so full of life. Not sure your musical tastes, but you might look up that country song Rain is A Good Thing seeing how your a pluviophile :)
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Date: 10/21/2014 12:10:00 PM
You read my poem well, my friend. I like most types of music, and that includes country music. I looked up the song as suggested, enjoyed it and am still humming: "rain washes worries down the drain". Thank you Timothy! // paul
Date: 10/19/2014 12:43:00 PM
Dear Paul, From what I've learned, you are certainly not one to run from trouble like a coward or to lead a wasted life. Yes, you are a lover who appreciates the best life has to offer. This poem goes to my favorites. It's remarkable, Paul. You don't need luck to score a success with this poem. Love, Carolyn
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/19/2014 2:30:00 PM
Oh thank you for the lovely comments and the fav, Carolyn! No, I would not run off from trouble, but I would not go looking for it either:) As to leading a wasted life....I can't cope with all the things I get roped in to do! Take care....love and hugs ..... paul
Date: 10/19/2014 10:49:00 AM
Therefore one can only assume you are a pluviophile. I believe this will do very well in Andrea's challenge. It is creative, clear and sings. All vital to good poetry.
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/19/2014 2:25:00 PM
Yes, you're right Maurice...but I forgot to put that in my bio! I also enjoy hearing the wind howling at night, but I am not referring to huge storms or tornados:( Thank you for the visit and lovely comments. // paul
Date: 10/17/2014 10:28:00 AM
love how you drew this paul i love the rain myself being a farmers son smiling excellent pen dear friend
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/17/2014 4:27:00 PM
Thank you Liam. I was brought up to like the rain, especially since in Malta we depend a lot on it. I grew up with my grandparents who had a farm and there I spent unforgettable and lovely days; rain and weather were part of the daily talk. cu my friend. // paul
Date: 10/17/2014 7:13:00 AM
i have never dance under rainshower but somehow I always dream of doing it.. :) thanks for another new word.. :) at first I was wondering what is it for you are keeping me guessing what you are pertaining at...... then as I went on there.. :) i re-read it again then I realized each succeeding line describes the characteristic of rain.. :) ;)
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Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser
Date: 10/18/2014 7:18:00 AM
lol.. :D well, of course it did but more than that you know.. mmmmmn!
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/17/2014 4:44:00 PM
Hi Olive_eloi:) The title was meant to elicit curiosity and interest; in your case it worked:) I like rain, but a rain dog doesn't. hugs // paul
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Date: 10/17/2014 7:15:00 AM
the title itself is catchy.. :) and the succeeding lines intensifies what is it.. :) ;)
Date: 10/16/2014 8:58:00 PM
I also love rain, especially when it's warm. I love how you have written such an enjoyable poem in this style Paul.
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/17/2014 4:19:00 PM
Yes, Brenda.....I love rain, but not to the point of going to extremes. Thank you for your always welcome visits and lovely comments. // paul
Date: 10/16/2014 5:44:00 PM
well done Paul, nothing wrong with rain, storms now are a different animal..good luck
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/17/2014 3:47:00 PM
Thank you Frederic; walking in the rain can be a lovely experience as long as it is done for fun and pleasure; storms are another thing! // paul
Date: 10/16/2014 5:31:00 PM
I' m singing in the rain,Just singing in the rain.That song came on my mind.I love to inhsle that fresh crisp scent of the rain too.Just beautiful.A poem I can relate too.Goodnight Paul.
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Hi Charm.....rain smells lovely, especially the first rain in September. Last time I was caught in the rain while I was swimming....I came out of the sea and stood there relishing the rain water showering me! Felt great! // paul
Date: 10/16/2014 4:36:00 PM
Paul, A very artfully written poem and quite expressive here. I'm someone who likes the rain too. I will keep my fingers crossed for you with the contest. Best of Luck!! I like your poem here very much. Best Wishes and Cheers, Gary
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/17/2014 4:31:00 PM
So pleased you enjoyed my poem, Gary. I respect and appreciate your feedback. I enjoy the notes your write as an introduction to your poems; they help the reader and have a 'learned' touch to them. Best regards // paul
Date: 10/16/2014 4:09:00 PM
Wow a lover of rain - love the title and the write Paul - very clever my friend. Good luck with the contest :-) hugs Jan xxx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 10/16/2014 5:54:00 PM
:-) woohoooooo ty xxx
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/16/2014 5:47:00 PM
...and yes...that's where I read it:) hugs x
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 10/16/2014 4:56:00 PM
The write with Andrea was such fun she is an incrediblly talented lady and so genreous with her praise and advice - our poem is to be featured on another poetry site - I will whisper the name to you my friend:-) hugs Jan xxx
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/16/2014 4:53:00 PM
Oh yes, I love rain...preferably when no strong winds are blowing. So glad you enjoyed and thank you for your lovely comments. {enjoyed your co-write with andy} hugs // paul