The first Rain


Looking out of the window,
On a hot summer day,
Cloudless skies,
Hot air all around.

As though it heard me,
The sky opens up,
Pouring down, onto the streets.

Joy of watching, the falling droplets,
Experience of getting wet in the first rain,
Sharing a cup of tea with the beloved.

Left me spellbound.


Some days back I had written about why I like rain so much, today as I woke up from my afternoon nap and started to look out, suddenly it began to pour hard, what a relief it was from the hot sun, and more importantly just the feeling of the first rain left me spellbound.

The topic over at writer’s island is “Spellbound”. Here’s my attempt.


20 responses »

  1. It is great that you can so much pleasure from rain. Here its something we are pretty used to!

    Thanks Keith, well we do get more rain, but the first one after a hot season is so much fun

  2. Oh, Rambler, how lovely. It rains here a lot but some days, I do love to sit and stare at it and, yes, be spellbound. There’s something very soothing about it.

    Other days, it’s just annoying.

    SHG, I think rain has never annoyed me 😀

  3. Rain does make us sing and skip!
    It’s raining in Chennai too and I don’t need to tell you that it is sheer bliss to escape from the heat for a few days. 😀

    CR ah chennai and rain, that must have been fun 🙂

  4. lovely post. i love the rain too. i had written a poem too on similar lines. 🙂 on second thoughts, when it pours cats and dogs for days on end, the lovely feeling diminishes a bit. 🙂

    Priya, when it pours cats and dogs, have some nice pakodas in a plate and a book and settle in the balcony. no better bliss 😀

  5. Lovely and Romantic. I love rain as long as the mud does not affect me and I dont have to get out to work in the pour. 😀

    yeah you’re right, rain and work does not go well 🙂

  6. sharing a cup of tea … and rain stories …. and the lovely scent of teh earth …. and the cool breeze … oh i can just imagine the rain …
    i like rains … spend quite a few getting soaked to the skin ….
    nice thoughts !!!!

    Thanks BB, I think many of us are rain lovers 😀

  7. Sharing a cup of tea with the beloved left me spelbound . Loved that. I like the rain as long as it doesn’t stay for to long.

    Thanks Marja..

  8. Simple imagery with simple thoughts and in simple words, yet spellbinding!

    There is beauty in simplicity, especially when bind together by the heart.

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

    Thanks Jeques..

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