For the elemental challenge, though I think rain might be a compound, but posted anyway.

Rain Life

Clouds constantly forming
and patrolling the skies,
water condensing from
atmospheric vapour
falling as raindrops.

Large droplets collide with small
engulfing them, then
drumming on the rooftops
hammering on the streets
spattering on rainforest,
the meditative melody of liquid precipitation,



Our rain falls in different guises,
from dew, clandestine glassy beads
appearing betwixt nightfall and dawn,
to icy sleet, marble hailstones
and hexagonal, feathered snow.

We protect ourselves with
umbrellas aloft!
we collect, save, love and loathe it,
our world is unsustainable without it.

All on our unique planet
should appreciate our gift of nature
and remember.....
every cloud has a silver lining.

Poetry by shells
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Written on 2012-06-24 at 01:19

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Ah! Water. One of the most precious things on the planet. We hate to have too much of it, or too little!
Personally, I feel cheated out of our brief summer by the constant downpours, but loved your poem.

Peter J. Kautsky
I learned much here in terms of style. It is fluid and expressive of clear thoughts. I also wrote a poem about rain entitled "Downpour" the style would be a bit thick. pete

Morning Star
Rain Life.

What a wonderful melody of description for rain, water, in all of its versions and disguises. So beautifully expressed and unique. I have never read a poem that is dedicated to rainfall before.

Lovely poem Shells.

Nils Teodor The PoetBay support member heart!
Beautifully written
Thanks for sharing

Stan Cooper The PoetBay support member heart!
good poem...trouble is that here in Las Vegas, we see few clouds
and almost no I guess we can forget
about any silver linings....ooops, I forgot...we are the
silver state...


Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
we moan with or without it and whatever form, really enjoyed this - don't care whether it is elemental or not, I think it fits the challenge criteria beautifully.

Elle x