Maple in the Rain

by Fig   Sep 15, 2005


The heavy sheets of saddened rain collapsed
And stinging, tearing, fell upon my head
A rain with taste of ice and bitter fear
With every drop I heard the words you said

An echo of an echo spinning round
And whirling madly, throwing me along
Stumbling and screaming through the rain
The water wails a true and hollow song

The deepest fading maple leaves spin-danced
When rain-light fell from black silk-fallen sky
And droplets crush and splash from leaf to leaf
Beneath that tree, the rain taught me to cry

The mirror-rain is mingled with the leaves
And floating gently, through wet air it slipped
Made blurry from mixed tears in my eyes
All bloody coloured paper lacy-ripped

And sparkling with diamonds from the black
To catch the tears from cloud and from my eye
Fell gently, settled on my outstretched palm
Beneath that tree, the rain taught me to cry
When rain cascaded from the darkened sky
Beneath that tree, the rain taught me to cry

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  • 10 years ago

    by Sungrl And Mrs Whatsit

    Spectacularly delivered and deeply, viscerally, emotionally, poetically, moving....
    The entire piece fairly sparkles..

  • 11 years ago

    by Flying Phoenix

    Yet another poem that makes me want to cry, but so gentle and sad that i love it to pieces.

  • 11 years ago

    by C Cattaway

    5/5 hun. This is an emotional one, & Ireally felt it. Thankyou. xx

  • 12 years ago

    by Amber

    I like your poems although some are hard to understand! And most of them are dark poems and if you've ever read anything of mine then you know that it's not my thing! You good at what you do though so don't change your style!

  • 12 years ago

    by Larry

    Excellent job -- consider posting it on the artistic poetry contest located on this discussion board and feel free to critique my work