The storm cloud moves in so fast that the sun is still bright to the west. When the rain starts, I head out to the deck and stand under the eave. The drops are huge, flashing light against the heavy leaves of the black walnuts. The big cloud is dramatic. Then the rainbow, faint at first, takes over the sky. I get the feeling there’s a story in all this, but once again I can’t quite figure it out.
I wrote this poem after being inspired by this amazing photo of rain.
Her eye is cold and grey
Her tears like raindrops fall
Her shadows the darkest night
Her anger the storm that cries
See the fury of the sky
See the clouds collide on high
See the sun fade to black
See the turmoil she creates
The clouds so pregnant dark and still
The load it carries must now fall
The thunder rumbles its deafening roar
The lightning pierces the silent pause
People scatter under shelter
Pavements now are soaking wet
Pathways turn to muddy puddles
Petals fall upon the sand
Children cry and hide away
Crashing sounds of thunder linger
Crescent streaks of blinding light
Creating havoc across the sky
Rain like tears fall to earth
Rushing over, round and through
Reaching rivers flowing free
Resting finally in the sea
Rain the planet’s quenching thirst
Rain that causes flood’s distress
Rain that never ceases to amaze
Rain the life blood of the Earth.
Love the image, g! It rains a lot here in the Pacific Northwest…way more than 50 shades. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Wow, that looks awesome!
Thanks for commenting!
Wow, the picture inspired the mood and the words sealed it. How did you capture the pics?
I worked here with camera movement and blending images in post production. Thanks!
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YES yes yes there is a story in your first photo of rain. I would love to write a poem about your photo using some of the words you described this rain storm. If you will allow me to and post it on my blog acknowledging you as my inspiration.
Certainly… I would love to see your poem. Thanks for commenting and linking!
Thanks. Do hope you wont be dissapointed.
Will work on this poem this week and hopefully post it by the weekend 🙂
My poem is ready now. Shall I post it here or on my own blog page?
Great! How about posting in both places?
Ok 🙂 just posted on my blog
To post on your blog do I just copy it into the comment box under that photo?
Sure– that would be fine. I’ll see if I can re-arrange the comments to put it at the top! Just read the poem on your blog. Wonderful! Glad one of my photos was a bit of inspiration for you. G. B.
Thanks 🙂 so pleased you liked the poem.
Reminds my of a jellyfish. Great!
I also lovvvve the colors – and just a cool post
Thanks for commenting.
Amazing photo. 🙂
I appreciate the comment. Thanks.
Love the third image.
Thanks… it was interesting trying to work with a rainbow and not fall into cliche.
absolutely love the colors in this and the overall feel. Beautiful
Thanks for the nice comment. I appreciate it.