The City and the Rain

Updated on March 8, 2020
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida with my wonderful cat Sid.

The day and the sparkling sun,

faded into twilight.

When the dark clouds came,

the windows of the skyscrapers,

looked like blank eyes -

staring blindly,

Perhaps a thousand eyes,

peering up into the sky,

but below no one knows.

As the curtain of darkness fell,

myriads of sparkling lights -

twinkled on one by one.

Looking up through the neon brightness,

I longed to see the stars above,

but the wind blew the clouds all about

and then the rain began to fall.

In just a few short moments,

the brief rain ended

and the city began to sparkle.

The streets shimmered in myriads of colors,

reflected by the neon signs all about

and it seemed as though I was walking -

upon an artist’s canvas.

Washed by the rain,

streaming water rivulets,

the city streets looked like rainbows -

colorful and stretching onward endlessly.

There is a sense of fantasy to a city,

that the rain brings,

making the nighttime

and the neon lights,

sparkle like jewels,

creating a sense of magic -

in the night.

© 2020 Gypsy Rose Lee


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Thank you, Sagacious Guy

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      Sagacious Guy 

      5 months ago

      A kind of descriptive poem, Well done!

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      Sagacious Guy 

      5 months ago

      Lovely poem. Well done, Ms Rose.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Thank you, Nithya.

      Thank you, MG.

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      MG Singh emge 

      6 months ago from Singapore

      There's lot of rain in the east and it's great reading your poem. Loved it

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 months ago from Dubai

      Rain is truly magical and you have brought it out so beautifully in your poem.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      I hope you find the rain soothing and something beautiful as it comes down, Eric.

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      Eric Dierker 

      6 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I am right there. We are even having urban rain as I write this comment.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Thank you, Kenneth.

      Thank you, John

      Thank you, Pamela

      Thank you, Bill I am glad it started off your day right

      Thank you, Shauna

      Thank you, Ruby

      Thank you, Demas

      Thank you, Brenda

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      6 months ago from Washington Court House

      This is so true. The sparkles you can see after the rain is alot like an artist's canvas.

      Nice poem.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      6 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Up at the top of your par.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Your poetic words reflect the sites of a city when rain begins to fall. Beautiful!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 months ago from Central Florida

      Rasma, this is such a romantic way of looking at nighttime rain in the city. Seeing is through your eyes is magical and stunning!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Perfect photo, perfect descriptive poem. A lovely way to start my day.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I very much enjoyed reading this beautiful poem about the city and the rainfall. Your descriptions were perfect.

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      John Hansen 

      6 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Rasma, there is nothing better than the city after or during a rainfall, especially at nights as it adds another dimension to the neon lights. You captured it perfectly in this poem.

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      Kenneth Avery 

      6 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Fantastic! A wonderful writing by a wonderful person. Seriously. Keep up fine work. I am here if you need me.


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