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When the Rains Came

When the Rains Came

A Poem by Fabian G. Franklin
"

Monsoon

"


 

The rains came and washed

Windows and asphalt

With pebbles on the beach

 

Exploding on lakes and rivers

Like fingers on piano keys

In a flurry of haste and abandon

 

Cascading down red brick chimneys

Onto black tar shingles

Swooshing through metal gutters

 

Spewing from drainage pipes

Roaring through culverts

And all the while, glistening

 

For days the incessant drip

Echoed through rooms

Muffled music on the radio

 

Sounds of a thirsty dog

Lapping a sloshing bowl

Waves and sheets breath and shush

 

At night droplets tap danced

Like water color blues

Tambourine puddles in the soul

 

It sang an endless lullaby

Soothing the world with whispers

Making the earth remember

 

Primordial floods and deluge

Leaving behind the clean-swept

Rock faces of canyons to drain

 

All colors were brighter

Grass became green and moist

Trees stood more erect

 

While roots rushed downward

Retrieving what was lost

From subterranean pools

 

The monsoon returns again

In dry seasons we recall

Wet footprints on the floor

 

And now the cane grows tall

Rice grows in flooded fields

Because the rains came

 

 


© 2018 Fabian G. Franklin



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This was so descriptive. Nature, from all angles, we're highlighted here. It was so... soothing and peaceful. I felt instantly comforted reading this. You've painted a strong picture with these words, especially with rain. I almost never knew the effect it had on certain terrains. Great read.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Fabian G. Franklin

3 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and your kind comment. Bless.



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Wonderful imagery in your poem, but you also brought me sound. My imagination could hear the sounds that the rain was making, and that made this poem extra special for rme. Thank you.

Chris

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Fabian G. Franklin

3 Months Ago

Thank you for reading. Bless.
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

You are welcome.
This was so descriptive. Nature, from all angles, we're highlighted here. It was so... soothing and peaceful. I felt instantly comforted reading this. You've painted a strong picture with these words, especially with rain. I almost never knew the effect it had on certain terrains. Great read.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Fabian G. Franklin

3 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and your kind comment. Bless.
Reading this, it feels like I'm a leaf being carried along on a turbulent stream, bobbing in & out of various possibilities. Your dynamic word-crafting is really singing here. Your vivid imagery is highly original & it fills a reader with a ton of sensations! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago


Rain, can be a friend or a destroyer. I saw the leftover of the Honduras coastline and New Orleans. My unit helped in the clean-up. I agree with the ending. Nature will return. She will outlast man. Thank you Fabian for sharing the amazing words and thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 6 Months Ago


It could just be my overthinking, but I feel that all your poems adhere to a specific color pallete in my mind... like, its a quirk of mine that when I write a poem, i have a color palette and a word pallete in my mind..Was just curious if you do that too...
The sequence you used for the description conjures the scene perfectly. Monsoons are definitely my favourite, and rains always make me feel fresh and alive!

Posted 6 Months Ago


I remember that kind of rain from my youth. I guess the words and scenes you used aroused a feeling of newness, a feeling of baptism. Each scene was alive and joyful. Great poem. CD

Posted 7 Months Ago


Fabian G. Franklin

7 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and leaving a review.

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