image © newtopwallpapers.com Rain Drops Falling

Bullets bouncing, rowdy, on the path,
splashing down in shining glassy sheets.
Reflections answer, grey, from moving wrinkles,
demonstrate the power of the storm.
Grass responds with vigorous upward growth –
fodder for beast converts to food for man.

written in a oner early yesterday morning, looking out of my bedroom window, and posted at dVerse poets’ pub for Open Link Night.

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32 Responses to Rain

  1. You have captured the sound and feeling of rain beautifully, Viv. Love the photo!

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  2. I’m certain I see my plants smile when it rains. Or maybe I’m imaging it! Every black cloud has a silver lining.
    Rosey Pinkerton’s blog

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  3. catterel says:

    Lovely – softens the blow of having to mow the grass os often nowadays!

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  4. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    Such a great way to tackle the six words! I must remember this option. 🙂 I like your very sensual photo and poem. It’s all visual, yet somehow you make me hear and smell it too.

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  5. Abhra says:

    Smiles – I love the visual you painted in here. Marvel.

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  6. C.C. says:

    The whole thing is so rich with such luxurious imagery….but I absolutely adore the first two lines….especially the insertion of ‘rowdy’ in the first line. Perfection 🙂

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  7. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    We desert dwellers envy you your rain, of course!

    Six Words and Shadows

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  8. Bryan Ens says:

    another lovely piece, Viv! Why is it that we complain about rainy days, when without them, we would have nothing?

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  9. Kathe W. says:

    we have been having days and days of “bullet” rain! and we are so grateful for each and every drop! Love the rain drops photo! Cheers!

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  10. Mlissabeth says:

    Lovely word images!

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  11. gillena says:

    We had a little rain this week. Have a nice weekend

    Much love…

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  12. The rain drops of life do shower.. so
    much.. of living life.. sad that we cover
    ourselves from this great glory..
    of tears of GOD.. come down..
    in tender stories..:)

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  13. I love your reflections on rain’s purpose…powerful little water bullets indeed.


  14. Sabio Lantz says:

    Fun images for the circle of life and water

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  15. restlessjo says:

    That’s a great photo, isn’t it, Viv? 🙂 Oh, those bouncing bullets! not been too bad this week but changeable as…
    You could have used this for Day 2 of 5 photos/5 stories too 🙂

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  16. I appreciate this all the more since this week Reno has finally been blessed with rain…the yard is green and today the skies are sure to give us a rainbow.

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  17. I like that last line.

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  18. Misky says:

    This is musical when read. Lovely, Viv.


  19. Sumana Roy says:

    How I long for those rowdy drops…also love the grass’ response…so beautifully written…

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  20. DELL CLOVER says:

    Gorgeous use of language–I enjoyed this.

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  21. kanzensakura says:

    bullets bouncing, rowdy…wonderful and perfect this description. Must have been a bit of a howl last night. As I read this, I knew this rain and now I will ever watch this kind of rain and rowdy raindrops will be in my mind.

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  22. Gabriella says:

    I guess it is impossible to live in Normandy and not experience regular rain. It still is a beautiful spot you live at.

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  23. Candy says:

    Love the idea of rowdy raindrops.


  24. Oh we need the rain! Love the sound of it in this poem!

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  25. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Our Pacific Northwest WA is rain country. If you can see Mt. Rainier, it is going to rain–if he can’t see the mountain, it is already raining. /bullets bouncing, rowdy/ & /reflections answer, grey/ got my attention.

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  26. MarinaSofia says:

    You found a way of turning it around and being positive about this endless rain… I like the bullet imagery and the reflections in the wrinkles…


  27. Mary says:

    Indeed rain may be miserable when it falls, but we definitely need it for the cycle of life to continue. I like the way you expressed this theme, Viv! Your work is always a welcome read.

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  28. The blessing of the rain.. I could really feel the rain pounding in your words.. love that feeling.. and when you don’t have to go out there is a beauty in those drops of rain..

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