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The City and the Rain

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida. .


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


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on April 04, 2020:

Thank you, Sagacious Guy

Sagacious Guy on March 27, 2020:

A kind of descriptive poem, Well done!

Sagacious Guy on March 27, 2020:

Lovely poem. Well done, Ms Rose.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 17, 2020:

Thank you, Nithya.

Thank you, MG.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on March 17, 2020:

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

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on March 16, 2020:

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

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 14, 2020:

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

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on March 13, 2020:

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

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 12, 2020:

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

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 10, 2020:

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

Nice poem.

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on March 09, 2020:

Up at the top of your par.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 09, 2020:

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

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on March 09, 2020:

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

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 09, 2020:

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

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 09, 2020:

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

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on March 08, 2020:

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.

Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on March 08, 2020:

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

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