A Fall that Speaks of Rain

A Fall that Speaks of Rain

A Poem by Richard Williams

After the Rain.


Apples strewn in random panorama,
Frosty Jack longs for autumn‘s better half.
Trees transcend with red and yellow raiment,
each glorious painted leaf a show piece.
Rain clouds fade to scenes of nature’s wonder.

Then we walk along a cobblestone street
holding hands, ecstatic and spent for each
electric intake of sweet scent we breathe.

Remind me how often raindrops occur
as a conveyor of fine ambrosia.
Ice must abide--for now, even Bambi
nuzzles lovingly in fresh sheets of rain.

(After The Rain: A double acrostic.)

© 2010 Richard Williams

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Wonderful use of imagery beautiful piece of poetry.

Posted 3 Months Ago

uau! this is a real special acrostic . Beautiful! well done!

Posted 1 Year Ago

A very lovely submission for the contest. From the first descriptive line to the last, you set a scene of beauty. Thank you and good luck!


Posted 1 Year Ago

what unique piece, I totally loved the acrostic, I'm glad you entered my contest :)

Posted 3 Years Ago

Excellent acrostic.
Brilliant and amazing how much thought and effort you put into the first and last letter to the title.

Congratulations on your well deserved win.


Posted 4 Years Ago

I love this poem! The imagery is vivid and beautiful...a real treat for the senses! Plus double kudos for pulling off a double acrostic so masterfully.

Posted 7 Years Ago

that’s a good picture…
Rain stimulates emotions….
And emotions evoked by rain and cloud has a special hue….
Loved the way you wrote the poem very much….

Posted 8 Years Ago

Woah, double acrostic. Never seen that before. Even taking the very structured poem, it reads smoothly and the sensory details are just perfect. I smell rain...

Posted 8 Years Ago

What a sweet poem. So vivid the imagery is. Enjoyed

Posted 8 Years Ago

What can I say? You are among the most skilled poets I've ever read. The way you use such a difficult structure, and yet make it read so smoothly is awe-inspiring. I find it difficult to believe that this hasn't been reviewed yet. This is awesome, and going into my favorites.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on August 9, 2010
Last Updated on September 30, 2010
Tags: rain, panorama, autumn, red, yellow, cobblestone, scent, breathe, ambrosia, Bambi

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