Life Saving Rain
Life saving rain, drops splattering about
Indians in drought sought it with a dance.
Falling on tin roof, water from a spout
Every dripping hymn, giving sleeping trance.
Saving crops, the farmers to it give prayers
And seeds awaiting blooming sweet relief.
Vast seas depending upon rain's showers
Inca priests killed for it, in deep belief.
Now we know, rain often heavenly sent
God washes this flower garden he built.
Rain renews, as its dear gifts are soil-spent
And we blithely pollute it with no guilt.
Indians honored their rain-god with glee
Not ignoring that gift, like you and me!
Acrostic sonnet, (LIFE SAVING RAIN)
Perfect tens, perfect 100 words, rhyming
Syllables Per Line:
10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10
Total # Syllables: 140
Total # Lines: 17 (Including empty lines)
Words with (syllables) counted programmatically:
Total # Words: 100
Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2015
Soothing and calming is this summer downpour,
Under the tin roof of my gazebo I listen to the score;
Murmuring and whispering in my sadly drooping garden,
Musical, the lovely dulcet melody of utter abandon;
Ebbing and fading and then rebounding loudly,
Reprising again a thunderous and soulful song proudly.
Rhapsodic and exuberant the pulsing sortie,
Absolute and utter is my repose so completely;
Impressive and dramatic the swaying foliage,
Nourished and totally free is my spiritual sage.
June 21, 2014
Copyright © Broken Wings | Year Posted 2014
My umbrella helps keep me totally dry
As torrential May showers fall from up high
Yet soon I see a rainbow and azure blue sky
Showers provide moisture to water our plants
How the seedlings grow, in the warm winds they dance
Our gardens are bursting with colours so bright
With pretty pansies smiling, oh what a delight
Earth needs precious rain and I love the petrichor
Rising from the soil it’s a scent I adore
So I really appreciate May showers (but hope they don’t last for many hours!)
May Showers Contest
Sponsored by Nayda Ivette Negron
Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2017
I.consider a baby sister.
N.ever too busy to lend her my hand!
D.edicated to her life through poetry.
R.are is her creativity and imagination.
O.verflowing with raw tallent.
P.rincess is her title.
Copyright © Jimmy Anderson | Year Posted 2010
R-ain, sometimes cursed, sometimes blessed
A-ll at once comes down in torrents
I-n a quiet reverence, it pitter-patters on the tin roofs
N-ot wanted by the picnic planners
F-requently swallowed by children as they open their mouths to the sky
A-t times of drought, begged to come
L-asting sheets of steady rain
L-ovingly quenches the thirst of the plains
Copyright © Regina Elliott | Year Posted 2017
Standing on the sidewalk,
Underneath the trees,
My ears can hear it talk,
Murmuring with the breeze,
Every drop hits the street,
Running in it's own way,
Raining down it's own beat,
A song it just wants to play,
I can feel their dancing feet,
Near mine on a summer day.
Written - June, 27th, 2014
Copyright © Kelly Deschler | Year Posted 2014
U nder My Umbrella,
N eeding protection and relief.
D etermined in life to be made complete.
E verlasting Father,
R endering my life underneath, Your cover.
M y Umbrella,
Y our mercy granted through God's, Son.
M ade to use for my own protection in sunshine or rain.
B eneath the shadow of my umbrella there remains,
R easons the umbrella is simply unique.
L ovely for a sunny day, made complete.
L ong days of rain or in the days of sun rays.
A dds to a day, Under My Umbrella...Under the shadow of His wings.
Copyright © Cinda Carter | Year Posted 2014
Softly the pitter patter starts,
Until it starts to pour.
Making grass and gardens grow
More and more and more.
Everything is now refreshed.
Rain washes over all.
Rays of sun peek through the shower
As we watch the raindrops fall.
Inside we wait for it to quit
Not really minding it a bit.
Copyright © Francine Roberts | Year Posted 2014
~~RAIN ~ ACROSTRAIN~~
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Raindrops waltz listless in heavenly grace
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awaking flowers as they too, drink rains caress,
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ineffable sweetness, ephemeral:
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nature's champagne blesses all Eden with finesse. . .
4:37 pm, October 26, 2015
Copyright © Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser | Year Posted 2015
Rain lends an opportunity to hide
A moisture that flows within the eyes
Instant illusion that never was
No longer we love somehow despise
Copyright © Judy Konos | Year Posted 2015
(Dedicated to Folake)
Your eyes, woman
are like twilight rainbow
amorously bearing aloft passions of mine
toward androcytic ecstacy.
They tell of endless lights.
Night skies clarion the warmth of you
keep me balled-up till
i am tilted to your adorned essence.
May I call up words to adore you,
agglomerate them into a panoply of worshippers
unsandalled before you
like Moses at the burning bush.
And now you seem to fall asleep
but you tell me it's the heavy night
bidding toward a sunny dawn
wherein our love is lighted.
Slowly I let you fall asleep
impatient with the long night
waiting to gaze once more
into the eyes of my lovely love.
Then a lip is placed on yours
and you rouse up wide-eyed
smiling at my romantic move.
We enjoyed the night, cruising on.
Copyright © Onis Sampson | Year Posted 2013
N November's sunny day unfolds.
O Oval like raindrops quench my soul.
V Vapors of healing encircle my mind.
E Elegant thoughts slowly untwine.
M Majestic colors my eyes they do delight.
B Butterflies dance in their last yearly flight.
E Embers of warmth continue to fade.
R Romantic November exits with a leafy,
Copyright © Sharon Gulley | Year Posted 2015
DRAT THAT DROUGHT
Relinquish water's recipe and rain from sky.
All rain dances done left California dry.
Ignited fires baked us like a Scottish mutton pie.
Now let us wash it down with RAIN and not with rye.
© November 9, 2015
Contest: Wind, Snow, or RAIN [AcrostRain]
Sponsor: Jan Allison
PLACED: SECOND PLACE
Copyright © Edlynn Nau | Year Posted 2015
Rivulets of rain run down my misty window pane
All day long the cats and dogs have teemed down
I really need some sunshine on my pale skin
Non-stop rain makes me feel chilled to the bone
Drip, drip, drip, crystal teardrops fall from the sky
Rivers are swollen I hope there is no more flooding
Overcoats and wellies are worn by everyone
Please can the rain stop falling
Summer sunshine you are welcome to come and visit us soon
22nd July 2015
Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2015
Sounds of tiny tap dancers atop my tin roof.
Umbrellas and goloshes cast aside.
More tempting to children than candy or ice cream;
Mud puddles to splash in have arrived.
Earthlings so grateful, a powerful thirst had begun.
Relief from a long, parching summer sun.
Run-offs to falling ponds, giving to rise;
Aquatic creatures there sing to the skies.
Ignighting our senses when a whiff is obtained;
Nothing like the smell of a fresh summer rain.
Copyright © Arlene Smith | Year Posted 2014
The majestic, strong-willed beauty I hardly know
Hued in perfection of limpid white, pink and yellow
Ever steady and loyal to the rich soil I’ve never sow
Rendering sweet bloom, even if, my summer waned
Alive always at the onset of rain…of sorrow and pain
At the lowest ebb of life, a smile, from you I truly gain
Nurturing in silence the swollen heart, again and again
Lovely charm of floral trumpet shaped lives, without me
In a tiny pot, but never raise a hue and cry, for me to see
Lonesome solitude, besetting her when cold winters pee
Yet, she keeps and maintains a rare elegance, just for me
Copyright © Ernesto P. Santiago | Year Posted 2006
Run down the tears
A weeping mother
In absence of her son Sun
Never ending sorrow
Copyright © manel gunatillake | Year Posted 2013
( NOVEMBER RAIN )
November is the season of autumn, where leaves they like to change.
Once the wind picks up hard, the bare tree will seem strange.
Vehicles expierence driving in the snow, chains they are required.
Emergency trucks are on the go, thats one thing thats not desired.
Mountain tops get a glaze of white, rivers get real cold.
Buffalo`s they like to graze, and coats are often sold.
Every person celebrates turkey, alot gain some weight.
Right around the corner is Christmas, long lines they hate.
Relaxing is often seen, when the soft rain hits the grass.
Alot fish in rivers, where they hope they`ll catch a bass.
Incredible sunsets are viewed this month, most will be in awe.
November what a beautiful month, life is at a crawl.
Copyright © Jasmine Cruz | Year Posted 2014
R aindrops falling down, drip, drip, drip
A bout to go outside, not a chance
I nside drinking tea, sip, sip, sip
N o one watching me, alone I dance.
Copyright © John Hamilton | Year Posted 2015
S oon the rains fall to replenish mother earth
P lanting beauty for all it's glorious worth
R enewing life and splendor so very divine
I n step with Nature and God's holy shrine
N ew life bursting ever magnificently forth
G iving relief from cold winds from the North
S tarting billions of new lives serving us all
H eaping green all over this very precious ball
O nly this can replenish fruits of mother Earth
W hen the soil needs sweet liquid to gift birth
E ach drop serves to maintain Nature's firm grasp
R oaring down with each promise so dearly in clasp
S hifting fertile soil like a very finely honed rasp
Robert J. Lindley, 06-15-2014
Contest Name , Summer Acrostic, 1)Spring Showers , 2) Summer Rain,
3)Morning Breaks 4) On the Beach, 5) Vacation Time 6)Summer Sunset
7) The Sun's Rays 8) Summer Moon....
Pick one of these for your acrostic
and post the form as acrostic (even if it's also a rhyme) and also use
it as your poems title.
Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2014
Refreshing, rejuvenating crystal clear
Always welcome to water our gardens
I love walking in the warm summer rain
Need an umbrella or a rainproof coat
Deluge of water can take us by surprise
Really love the freshness after the rain falls
Often we moan but we can’t do without the rain
Precious diamond drops refresh our soils again
Sunshine after the rain and a glorious rainbow brightens the sky
20th June 2014
~awarded 3rd place~
Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2014
Rainy days, overcast skies
Always dark and dreary
Immersed in so much madness
Nature's way of cleansing
Your world of all its sadness
Days like these remind us of
Angst and so much sorrow
Yet grateful in the knowledge the
Sun will shine tomorrow
Copyright © Carmen Penchi aka Sunshine | Year Posted 2014
Remember how you spent
half An hour
calculating It would be wetter
walking Not cycling
double underlined It
Got the bus home
Copyright © Benjamin Wormwood | Year Posted 2016
Mountains feel its cascade.
Yesterdays remember its destruction.
Blossoms drink its delightfulness.
Estuaries enliven effervescently.
Sunshine shimmers during sprinkles.
The freedom of rain exhilarates.
Acclimates the atmosphere.
Invigorates the soul.
Nurtures all that lives.
Omnipotent and cyclical,
© July 16, 2011
Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest: best RAIN poem
Sponsored by: ¥ Destroyer ¥ Poet
Note: mizzling - definition of mizzling by the Free Online Dictionary ...
To rain in fine, mistlike droplets; drizzle. n. A mistlike rain; a drizzle. [Middle English misellen ...
Copyright © Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen | Year Posted 2011
D Daisy plays, and Violet bathes in a sudden evening rain
A Anointed too, is Rosie's face, with every gentle drop
N Narcissus squeals with laughter, too, and sings a sweet refrain
C Crickets dance, wear plaid berets, and do a Celtic hop!
I In the mud we’ll find two weeds, they flop about a lot!
N Nanny Mum, and Granny Plum , play banjos in the band
G Gardenia's cheeks are white and sleek, she scrubs from end to end
R Rabbits hear the jubilee, and from their holes they pop
A A squirrel or two, come down the tree, where all the fuss began
I In spite of fear, the little mouse, looks out to see what’s up
N Nearby, the cat, just waves his hat, allows the mice some fun!
D Dogs join in, start chasing cats, they splash, and play like kids
R Rainbows fill the evening sky, where now the sun peeks in
O Overhead, the clouds are tinged, in greens, and blues and reds
P Pretty is the world tonight, refreshed, and smelling good
S Softly now the pitter-pat upon on the evening’s hood
Submitted for PD's Acrostic Contest:7/3/14
Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2014
Rain hat, raincoat, and snuggly warm in my rubber boots
And heck with umbrella just to stand out in the rain
I'm dashing, splashing, in puddles, but who gives the hoots
Nana joined, dressed in rain gear, dancing very insane
Syllable count 13 13 13 13
Sponsored By: JAN ALLISON
Contest Name: WIND SNOW OR RAIN ACROSTRAIN
Copyright © Eve Roper | Year Posted 2015
Poetry Day #1: Acrostic
Rainy Day Dreams
Rat-a-tat-tat, the rain pours down again,
All of the land is soaked with the heaven’s tears.
Inducing sadness, yes, but bringing life,
Now that the world can be refreshed once more.
Yet, why must I feel like this rain is drowning me?
Dreaming about the sun, the wind, even the clouds,
Anything that will take away this sorrowful feelings.
Yet the rain still continues to fall down.
Day breaks once more, and I continue to watch the sky.
Red, yellow, orange, pink, and the white clouds float.
Endings are bittersweet, aren’t they?
Although sadness will always be in my heart,
My smile will rise above the pouring rain like the sun,
So I’ll continue to dream until the rain stops once more.
Copyright © Frisk Carris | Year Posted 2016
S etting sun
T ransforms my vision
A cross a wide panorama
I nvitations of light absorb me with
R eflective thought
W eighing me into lights transforming
A rray it takes me on a journey to
Y onder horizons
T old from generations
O observations retold
T ruth is clear like the blinding light
H aloed over
E arths orb
S tar studded sun filled skies
T ransmit energies where I will one day
R eflected in our Sun’s golden shafts
S unlight shines a stairway through clouds of The Latter rain.
© Brenda V Northeast 19th Feb. 2012
For Linda-Marie The Sweetheart of P.S.
Contest Name ***STAIRWAY TO THE STARS*** |
Deadline 3/16/2012 12:00:00 AM
Copyright © Brenda Victoria Northeast | Year Posted 2012
The rain fell
Splattering upon my open face
Mixing with the tears
Dripping, trickling down my neck
As if the stars above were weeping too
As if someone above was crying along with me
Helping my tears to fall.
The rain fell
Washing away the world
Taking with it the pains
And the horrors and wounds
As if we were being given a second chance
As if we were to be set back to the beginning
To start over.
The rain fell
Wails splitting the skies
Clouds rushing across the blackness
Stars blurred, covered
As if everything were running away
As if something was chasing it all away
A memory, maybe.
And I still stood there
In the middle of it all
Raindrops and tears running together free
Watching, crying, letting go
A new start, something told me
A chance to heal the hurts and bruises
To clear salted tears
And wipe everything away
And maybe, after it’s all over
I’ll be back at the beginning
Laughing this time, smiling
Thanking the stars above,
Thanking the someone above
For this new chance
This new start
But for now,
Just for now,
The rain fell.
Copyright © Grace EunSong Lee | Year Posted 2007
S andcastles and surf reflect a radiant sun,
U mbrellas opened, line a sandy seashore-
M arshmallows are toasted with laughter and fun,
M emories are in the making to store-
E venings come late after the June solstice run,
R ain drizzles give way to a rainbow encore -
Copyright © Genevieve Mika-Stevens | Year Posted 2015