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Poems: The Welcome Summer Rain and Caught in a Storm-Response to Brenda’s Word Prompt-Raindrops

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The First summer Rain

The First summer Rain

Brenda's Word Prompt this week-'Raindrops'

This week’s word prompt Raindrops brought several images to my mind. The images of a rejuvenated nature, the beautiful greenery, the cleansed atmosphere, the fragrance of the earth during the first summer rain. I could picture children playing in the puddles, lovers dancing in the rain. The first shower after a hot summer brings great joy to young and old alike.

The welcome respite from the heat, the freshness in the air, all feels like God is showering his blessings on us from above. But at the same time when the rain turns to storm, it becomes a problem. At such a time we feel like lying under covers all day and wait till the storm passes and the sun comes out again.

Blessed with the First Showers of Summer

While I was considering what to write for this week's word prompt given by Brenda, it was as if divinity helped me to decide. We were blessed with the first shower after days of summer heat and it was such a wonderful feeling. The sound of the raindrops was like music. I was so tempted to go out and soak in the rain, breathe in the fresh, chilly air and feel the beautiful scent of nature. It is such a relaxing and soothing experience to get drenched in the first summer shower.

Raindrops on the Window pane

Raindrops on the Window pane

First Poem-The Welcome Summer Rain

The sound of Raindrops

Falling on the window pane

Is like music so divine

Soothing and welcome

Is the first summer rain.

As the raindrops fall

And turn into a stream

They cleanse the earth

Of dust and Heat,

They wash away our worries

And freshen the mind.

Raindrops on Roses

Raindrops on Roses

Forests revive, flowers bloom

Earth heaves a relieved sigh.

Peals of laughter ring the air

As children play in the puddles

Some sailing paper boats

Others dancing in the summer rain

Some prefer to spend

The rainy-day cozy at home

With a hot cup of tea

And a good book to read

But some enjoy the rain

Soaking in the raindrops

And rejoice and walk in the rain

When raindrops fall on the face

They feel rejuvenated and alive


Rain Quote

Rain Quote

Life is all about dancing in the rain and creating your own rainbow

— Therasa Primus

Let the rain wash away the pain

Who can see your tears

When they mingle with the rain.

The pearly drops bring

Hope of a new beginning

Teaches us to move fluidly

And ride the wave of life

With love and gratitude.

Second Poem-Caught in the Rain Storm

The second poem is about my experience when I was caught in a rainstorm unexpectedly, one day. As I witnessed the fury of the rain, I was at once humbled and awe struck at the magnificence and power of nature. On the one hand rain is necessary and can be benevolent. But when it is in abundance it can cause devastation and destruction. We see the havoc caused by excess rain in our country every year when a lot of lives and livelihood are lost, especially of the people who live close to the coast.

Second Poem-Caught in a Storm

It was a normal day

Though slightly cloudy

And on my way home

I got caught in a rainstorm.

Suddenly the clouds turned dark

The wind howled; thunder rolled

Heaven seemed to be in a fury

As tree branches swayed, wide eyed

And Terrified I ran for shelter.


Rainstorm

Rainstorm

I waited and prayed

for the rain to abate

Longing to be under

the cozy sheets back home.

I was humbled and awestruck

At the display of power

And nature’s imposing game.

If you want the rainbow, you have to deal with the rain

— AUGUSTUS

As the flood of rain subdued

And I was on my way

I saw a beautiful rainbow

Color the misty sky

Butterflies started to flutter

And birds began to fly.

It filled me with wonder

The memory will be with me forever

of our insignificance and the power of nature.

As the storm passed, the sun rose

With the promise of a beautiful sunny day.

It gave me hope of joy, of peace and love

And of rainbows after the storm.

© 2021 VIDYA D SAGAR

Comments

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 16, 2021:

Thanks Linda for the kind comments. Much appreciated. I have experienced both facets of the rain here, Alicia. When it is hot and sultry, the rain can be a blessing. But when it pours torrentially it is a problem. As they were based on my experiences, they created a real picture I guess. Have a great day, stay blessed.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 16, 2021:

Your poems are very effective. They create a lovely and interesting picture of rain and its effects.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 15, 2021:

Thanks dear Flourish for the encouraging comments. Means a lot to me. Appreciation from friends like you motivates me to try harder and write better. Stay safe, have a great weekend.

FlourishAnyway from USA on May 15, 2021:

You’re a lovely poet and this topic demonstrates the beauty of your spirit and flexibility of your talent. Well done.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 15, 2021:

Thanks Ravi fo the kind comments. Much appreciated. I am glad you liked it. When we had the first summer shower the other day, it was such a relief. Have a great weekend Ravi, stay safe.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 15, 2021:

Thanks Lorna for the kind comments. Means a lot to me. I agree, when a storm hits us we realize the fury that mother Earth can unleash. We are humbled before her power . Have a great day, stay safe.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 15, 2021:

Thank you so much John. Your comments mean a lot to me. I am glad you liked them. Have a great day, stay blessed.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on May 15, 2021:

What wonderful poems about rainfall, Vidsagster. You did an admirable job meeting this challenge.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on May 15, 2021:

Great writing Vidya. The first raindrops falling after a long summer and the coolness and the sweet smell of earth that it brings along with us can only be expressed and never can be expressed in words. The freshness of mind and body is amazing. Thanks Vidya for writing such a great poem.

Lorna Lamon on May 15, 2021:

A wonderful collection of poems Vidya which conjures up lots of images. We should never underestimate the power of mother nature or take it for granted. An enjoyable read.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 15, 2021:

Thanks Misbah. Have a blessed time.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on May 15, 2021:

Thanks for the lovely Eid Greeting. Highly appreciated, my dear friend. Eid Mubarak to you too. With lots of Love and Smiles

Misbah

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 14, 2021:

Thanks Peace for the nice comments. Much appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed them. Take care, stay safe and stay blessed

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 14, 2021:

Thank you so much Brenda. I very much appreciate your encouraging comments. As you often advise us in your articles, I have started observing everything around me, like nature, all experiences, all events to get inspiration for the poems. Thanks for all the help and rhe guidance. Take care. Have a great day.

Peace Tobe Dike from Delta State, Nigeria. on May 14, 2021:

Beautiful poems..A wonderful response to the prompt...I enjoyed reading them.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 14, 2021:

Vidya,

I love your introduction.

Pucturing everything from the fragrance in the air,t children playing in the puddles, to lovers dancing in the rain, then it feels like God is showering his blessings on us from above.

Great imagery.

I know that feeling of wanting to go outside and bask in the rain when it is hot outside.

Your poem, " The Welcome of Summer" is great.

That soothing sound of hearing the raindrops hit the window pain is always welcome on a hot summer day.

That welcome relief, we so enjoy.

Some staying at home while others enjoying a walk in the rain.

Those raindrops can definitely bring us a sense of hope & relief.

Your second poem, " Caught in a Rain Storm" describes how many of us feel when we are caught in a sudden rain storm.

Then it seems peaceful, with a rainbow adorning the sky feeling our heart with a hope for something beautiful to come.

Fantastic!

I love your work on this one.

I will post a link in the article and try to find this in the news feed to comment.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 14, 2021:

Thank you so much Liz. I very much appreciate your visit and comments. I have seen both the benevolent and aggressive form of rain Liz. So I thought of creating these poems on my àctual experience. And I enjoyed writing them too. Have a great day, stay blessed.

Liz Westwood from UK on May 14, 2021:

These are both well-written and atmospheric poems that convey powerful images of the rain. The illustrations you have included, add to the meaning of the poetry.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 14, 2021:

Pamela, thank you my friend for you visit and lovely comments. Much appreciated. I actually had that experience when I was returning home from work one day, Pamela. It poured and poured and I was so terrified seeing the fury of nature. Rain reminds me of that day. Yes the video has been removed as it was not relevant to the topic. Take care, have a great day.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 14, 2021:

Thanks Misbah for your lovely comments. I so agree with you, love and peace are the only true powers that can bring back the rainbows in our lives. I am so glad you enjoyed reading my poems. Eid Mubarak. God bless you. Stay safe.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 14, 2021:

Thanks Chitrangada for your nice comments. Much appreciated. The first summer shower brought great relief here, so I thought of writing about it. Take care and have a great day.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 14, 2021:

Beautiful expressions, and a wonderful response to the word prompt, Raindrops.

Lovely imagery and I can relate with your feelings about the first rain showers.

Nicely done, and thank you for sharing.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on May 14, 2021:

I enjoyed reading both of your poems, Vidya. What a lovely response to Brenda's Prompt. The first poem is so beautiful. I loved these lines

"Let the rain wash away the pain

Who can see your tears

When they mingle with the rain."

The photo(GIF) of rain from pixabay is lovely. I liked this quote as well

"If you want the rainbow, you have to deal with the rain"

All we need in life is courage and love. And we can conquer everything. Love and Peace is the only true powers that can bring rainbow in our lives

Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece

Love, Blessings and Peace

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on May 14, 2021:

I enjoyed reading your poems about the rain and when we are caught in a rainstorm.

Your video does not work, just so you know.

This was a very good response to Brenda's prompt. I really like your poems, Vidya. I think they were excellent.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 14, 2021:

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