Weather Today in Poetry: The Rain Knows My Life Story

Updated on November 30, 2019
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Tim Truzy is a poet, short-story author, and he is currently working on several novels.

Rain beating on the roof can be a soothing rhythmic noise or very haunting.
Rain beating on the roof can be a soothing rhythmic noise or very haunting. | Source

I Cherish the sound of Rain

Rain fall against windows and the roof can be hypnotic and promote calmness. In fact, I sleep well in rainy weather and have some of my most creative thoughts. I truly understand the power of stormy weather to motivate writing, and I believe great masters of fiction and nonfiction tapped into what nature provided in order to reach others. For example, showers in novels and poetry can symbolize a shift in mood or situation. Rain can foreshadow darker events, such as self-destruction, or represent a chance for renewal. Downpours can be versatile in literary works.

Sitting outside my childhood home in a sheltered space, I was always fascinated by the chorus of raindrops hitting an old house down the road with thunderous verses moving a stormy tune along for the day. For this reason, I’ve included songs with their release year and the artists after my poem. I pondered what water from the sky may have been saying on those cloud filled days, and a tune may echo those sentiments. There are also a few facts about rain fall in this article. Enjoy my poem: The Rain Knows My Life Story.

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It’s fun to catch raindrops in a jar or observe rain on a flower.
It’s fun to catch raindrops in a jar or observe rain on a flower. | Source

The Rain Knows My Life Story

Precipitation pleasure blossoming,

Single drops dripping into my jar on the ledge,

Edge of sky rolling down in clouds,

Finding my windowsill,

Claiming my widow hill,

Where resting spiders gone for sleep to the pounding deluge.

Stillness the omission thoughts astray,

With water on a mission,

To alleviate agonies made and unheard of today.

Showers cleansing my feet, head, and shoulders,

Showers rinsing the Earth clean,

From humankind petty and mean,

From human kindness cities and streams.

A spice sprinkle of intangibles:

To wash away and give life taste,

In the flavorless falling patterns.

And you know each of us, Raindrops?

Circulating through Neanderthal and Denisova,

Even through Christ and Buddha beyond today.

All the way from space:

Hydrogen mating with oxygen birthing mortality,

Reality from surrealistic drama,

All the way from the earth I walk on.


Let it rain life.
Let it rain life. | Source

What stories you could tell?

What secrets do you hold?

What glory you have known?

Brought from yester year ledge at my home.

In a tiny jar wanting to be a barrel,

Hunger hastens to be a lake,

Craving to be the ocean,

Alas, a fraction of wet nothing.

My body keeps those tales,

Silent and quiet over 75 percent,

My head closed lid while feet roll when tilted,

A jar of inertia and stillness.

I long a rogue wave,

Crashing on foreign shores,

Following ships-forceful and noticed,

Or a drip from my faucet,

Making small waves in my sink,

With tales of where I’ve been,

Cleansing, going down the drain,

To someday forge a new drop of rain.

I’ve read a particle can hold three positions simultaneously quantum level,

0, 1, 2, and probably more,

Becoming a large wave,

Each state meaningful and irrational,

Each point drops of the drizzle of time.

And the stable space rushing by a jar,

Filling with downward momentum and moments,

From clouds still pouring rumble,

Secrets I only hear in splashes and beats.

Keep telling my story.

Sail on through the fog and rain because a tale awaits.
Sail on through the fog and rain because a tale awaits. | Source

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A Few Fun Facts About Rain on Earth and Beyond

Rain in literature can symbolize extensive moods and scenarios because people experience rainy weather in practically every corner of the world. In fact, the place on Earth which receives the most rain is located in India. In the United States, Hawaii is noteworthy for the amount of rainfall there each year. The state of Nevada gets the least amount of rain in America. But on other planets, rain falls as well.

In our solar system, planets rain sulfuric acid in deadly chemical mixtures. The planet Venus is believed to also rain methane along with the moon, Titan. Jupiter and Saturn may have diamond rain. Scientists have discovered one world nearly 5,000 light years away from our part of the galaxy where precipitation is iron globs. However, to stay drier in downpours on Earth, running for shelter seems to reduce the amount of raindrops wetting your clothes.

Once inside, you may wish to listen to a tune about rain like the ones below. I chose from different genres with titles because rain reaches us all in some way. But there are many other songs which you can find and listen to on the internet. Explore and have fun.

Why blame the rain? Sing a song about the downpour instead.
Why blame the rain? Sing a song about the downpour instead. | Source

Songs with Rain in the Title

  1. Adele (2011). Set Fire to the Rain.
  2. B. J. Thomas. (1969). Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head.
  3. Brook Benton. (1970). Rainy Night in Georgia.
  4. Carpenters. (1971). Rainy Days and Mondays.
  5. Creedence Clearwater Revival. (1970). Have you Ever Seen the Rain?
  6. Creedence Clearwater Revival. (1970). Who'll Stop the Rain. (1970).
  7. Eddie Rabbitt. (1975). I Love a Rainy Night.
  8. Elvis Presley. (1969). Kentucky Rain.
  9. Led Zeppelin. (1979). Fool in the Rain.
  10. Milli Vanilli. · (1989). Blame it on the Rain.
  11. Prince. (1984). Purple Rain.
  12. The Temptations. (1968). I Wish It would Rain.
  13. The Weather Girls. (1983). It’s Raining Men.
  14. Willy Nelson. (1975). Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.

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  • Tim Truzy info4u profile imageAUTHOR

    Tim Truzy 

    5 days ago from U.S.A.

    The rain tumbled relentlessly today. This is important since we had dust blow in from across the ocean from the Sahara Desert. I’m glad rain clears the air. We need rain for water and to help us breathe clean air. Thanks again for dropping by.

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    Tim Truzy 

    6 weeks ago from U.S.A.

    Today, tropical storm Bertha moved through my area. Tremendous rain falls and flooding occurred. That’s all right because it’s spring time. I think the rain knows it’s growing season, indeed. I appreciate the visit.

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    Tim Truzy 

    6 months ago from U.S.A.

    Water fell from the sky this morning with powerful force. Part of our driveway was washed. I’ll be putting more gravel down in the next few days. Rain moves as well as makes us run for cover. Your visit is appreciated.

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    Tim Truzy 

    6 months ago from U.S.A.

    Love ya,-Nell. Clear days are better. Always appreciate your visit.-Respect and admiration

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    Nell Rose 

    6 months ago from England

    Rain is essential to life, but to me, it's a combination of relax, and oh hell got wet again! lol! But I am so glad Australia had some rain, what a nightmare out there! Always glad to see you! I hope you had a great New Year!

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    Tim Truzy 

    6 months ago from U.S.A.

    Rain is a merciful and reviving affair for most, but in India, unpredictable patterns of rain coupled with short-sighted government planning and climate change has created dangerous times. This has been especially true in the central Indian belt, where severe rain events have increased by a factor of three over the last seven decades, according to a N.Y. Times article. Crops can be ruined, and over 1500 people died after the country had its wettest September in a century. We need rain for life, but it can destroy life as well. Thanks for the visit.

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    Tim Truzy 

    6 months ago from U.S.A.

    We are experiencing a rainy day in December. According to several resources, N.C. will probably see more of these. In fact, the temperature in my area may become similar to that of northern Georgia by the middle of this century if estimates are correct. Pretty soon, we will see more monsoons, and the severity of hurricanes will increase in years to come. But today, I’m just treasuring the rain. Have a peaceful day.

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    Tim Truzy 

    7 months ago from U.S.A.

    A visit from you is a treasure, Ms. Dora. Gentle storms are a blessing.

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    Tim Truzy 

    7 months ago from U.S.A.

    I ponder sometimes if the water which reaches my body at some point touched great historical figures. It's fun to think about how much we are all similar today and in times past. I appreciate your time in dropping by.

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    Tim Truzy 

    7 months ago from U.S.A.

    Thanks for visiting and commenting, Mark. I love the creative people you mentioned. Respectfully to a gifted poet.

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    Mark Tulin 

    7 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

    A great poem from start to finish, Tim. The rain is connected to us in so many ways. Somerset Maugham was able to describe rain beautifully in his stories. The Jayhawks, as well, in their album, Rainy Day Music. Rain's meaning in literature has such a variety of meanings and you've hit on so many of them, thanks again.

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    Tim Truzy 

    7 months ago from U.S.A.

    Salutations, Pam, Atlanta certainly can be wet. We sang that little playful song as well. Your comment is valued-from a great writer.

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    Tim Truzy 

    7 months ago from U.S.A.

    Greetings, Pamela, I appreciate your visit. The rain is truly fabulous for music and life.

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    Tim Truzy 

    7 months ago from U.S.A.

    Researching about the planets made me happy, Sean-it was the best part. The poem was a pleasure to create. Gratitude for dropping by, dear friend.

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    Tim Truzy 

    7 months ago from U.S.A.

    Right on with your observations, Eric. These weeks have been taxing, but I intend to read today. We have water falling from the sky in N.C. now, and reading is a grand way of spending a wet day.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    7 months ago from Sunny Florida

    I also enjoy the rain and I listen to it as I go to sleep. I really like your poem and this is another excellent article.

    The facts about rain were also interesting. I recognize and like most of the songs.

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    Ioannis Arvanitis 

    7 months ago from Greece, Almyros

    I also cherish the sound of rain, my dear brother, Tim! You have the unique ability to create both beautiful and informatic Hubs! I loved it from start to end. Thank you for the beauty!

    Blessings!

    Sean

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    Eric Dierker 

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

    We are in love with any weather here. Today is sun. Not our business to call. Only ours to enjoy.

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    Pam Morris 

    7 months ago from Atlanta Georgia

    Tim, I enjoyed reading your story mixed with poetry. You shared some of the more fascinating details on rain. I love the rain. I enjoy the soothing melody of the rain, on a rainy night, I just want to hide under the covers and unwind from a stressful day to fall asleep to the rest I need.

    I can recall a time when the rain was so unwelcome. I was a child, my sisters and I desired to be outside to play. But the rain hit our little faces and required us to be inside. We all sang a song: rain, rain go away come again some other day we all would like to play. I went inside to watch the dripping of rain upon my window, a little child feeling sad and bored. The mind of a child thought of the rain as an annoying burden I can't get rid of or a punishment that won't stop, a hinder to being outside having fun.

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