Rain, intense,

Caressing the earth, cooling,

Gloom washed off,

And then,

A slow, steady downpour,

The earth smiling,

Blooming with the touch,

Then a light drizzle,

The rain, as if hesitant,

To leave the thirsty earth

Like love’s lingering gaze.

Image Source

For the week’s prompt over at Weekend Wordsmith – Gaze



Filed under My poems, Prompts

7 responses to “Rain

  1. Beautifully written, Priya! Thank you – I enjoyed reading 🙂

  2. Lovely poem and photo! 🙂

  3. Nice one..liked several things about this – the picture, for some reason, is very soothing. The choice of words – caressing, lingering – somehow create the mood of softness ! And finally, the last line is beautiful – the hesitancy of lingering gaze of love, the hesitancy to shift and rain’s reluctance to abate. Twice blest indeed in many ways – blessed is the rain for it comes down in a stream of freedom, blessed is the earth to receive the touch of the rain. Portia draws an analogy between rain and mercy, it might not be inappropriate to draw a parallel like that between rain and poetry, blessed is the one who writes good verse for it gives a means of expression of deep emotions, blessed is the one who reads a good piece of poetry as this, for it may stimulate similar emotions and move him/her especially at solmen moments late into the night as these !


  4. priyaiyer

    @kals, titaxy and suko

    thanks a lot, girls! 🙂


    ahem! totally flattered. thanks for the kind words. 🙂

  5. let the rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
    let the rain plays a little sleep song on our roof
    let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
    let the rain sing you a lullaby
    let the rain kiss you…

  6. priyaiyer


    lovely little verse!! you write??

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