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This poem is just one of the 100 of my most popular poems, contained in my latest Book/eBook 'Clive's Uni-Verse - A Cornishman's take on life'.

Raindrops descend, puddles form, A stream engulfed, a river is born, A course is set, the sea to reach, Meandering ponderously to a far off beach. The sea reclaims its myriad young, Kidnapped by clouds, thunder-slung; The storm is long past with calm all around; Albatross glide, with a whisper of sound. Seagulls circle, dogfish sleep, Gannets dive and dolphins leap, But black clouds return and lightning flashes O'er storm-tossed seas, as thunder crashes. Once more a stealthy cloud abducts infant water, The sea's own offspring: a son ... a daughter; The thief sets off at a wind blown pace, The anguished mother unable to chase. The criminal finds refuge in a partisan crowd, A formless body in a vaporous shroud; The cloud has no guilt, shows no remorse, But heads inland on a predestined course. A hill stands guard, like a customs post; It stabs the guilty, but allows past the host; The rogue cloud is ruptured, severed seam and pleat, Releasing its captives and accepting defeat. Raindrops descend, puddles form, A stream engulfed, a river is born, A course is set, the sea to reach, Meandering ponderously to a far off beach ...

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Date: 5/14/2022 3:04:00 PM
Hello Clive Blake, nothing like the rain that pours into the ocean, river, la\kes streams. The sound of the rain pouring into these waters is music to my ears. I lkie the rain. Enjoy your evening my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 5/15/2022 12:01:00 PM
Hello Clive Blake, while it is raining where youare, it is sunshine here where I live. Your welcome. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Clive Blake
Date: 5/15/2022 8:49:00 AM
Hello Darlene, I prefer the sunshine to the rain, but I realise we need both! It is raining here as I type. Hope you are having a good weekend, thanks for leaving a comment ~ Clive :)
Date: 5/14/2022 9:43:00 AM
Your poem is a masterfully painted picture;your imagery stunning! :)Paulette
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Clive Blake
Date: 5/15/2022 8:52:00 AM
Hi Paulette, thank you for your very kind words, I am delighted you like this poem so and appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment ~ Clive :)