The First Shower

The First Shower

A million water droplets start falling all around
At once accompanied by a thundering sound

An exotic, musky fragrance rises from the soil
Bringing back memories of sadness and turmoil

Like a fleeting revelation a bolt of lightning strikes
Releasing my emotions, and hurting like spikes

Then walking in the rain I find it easy to deceive
Rain camouflages tears, and it’s so easy to believe

Then, just as clouds had gathered without warning
They disappear, to let the sun shine in the morning

The first shower, though brief, leaves its impression
It is a wonder that revives many a deceased vision

~© Manoj Khatri~

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4 Replies to “The First Shower”

  1. Interesting… Rain is one of the best gifts that nature has given to mankind.

    I particularly liked these lines:
    Then walking in the rain I find it easy to deceive
    Rain camouflages tears, and it’s so easy to believe

    I didn’t understand these lines:
    The first shower, though brief, leaves its impression
    It is a wonder that revives many a deceased vision

    Revives deceased vision? Throw some light on this please.

  2. Hi Generally, thanks for your comments.
    Like most poems, this one reflects personal experiences. By deceased vision I mean visual memories (visions), which are apparently dead (deceased), but the first shower’s effect revives them all at once.

  3. Ok, thanks for the explanation.

    As a kid, whenever I struggled to understand a poem, I always wished that poems had little footnotes where the poet explains what he meant when he wrote those lines. Thank God, my wish was not fulfilled, because now I realize that the best part of the poem is that it is left for one’s interpretation.

  4. You’re right…poems are often written when the poet experiences “divine frenzy” or “automatic writing”. For the same reason, sometimes even the poet doesn’t know what s/he meant when writing a particular verse/poem!!!! So much about interpreting poems.

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