The rain is cold

Veiled stars

Violet lights

Flint diamonds

Beautiful cracks in time

Will wake

Will hold

Will enter

Will herald the dawn

Crimson hearts

Broken and rescued



In the merciful rain

Written for Poetry Jam

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19 Responses to Rain

  1. Gabriella says:

    I enjoyed your evocation of the rain and its healing and cleansing qualities, Alan. I like the idea that in the end we are ‘restored’.

  2. Rallentanda says:

    Beautiful imagery in this one Alan.

  3. brian miller says:

    nice…made me think of the song healing rain…
    yes it makes for a great metaphor
    of cleansing for sure…smiles.

    • Mary says:

      Oh, I like the way you have stressed the restorative nature of rain. We do need to be rescued by it sometime, don’t we? I have a feeling that this poem can be taken on a few different levels.

  4. Sumana Roy says:

    Yes rain is merciful restoring life….beautiful imagery here….

  5. Helen says:

    Alan, this is quite lovely. Gentle, restorative, hopeful.

  6. Laurie Kolp says:

    Rain does restore so much.

  7. Sherry Marr says:

    This is very beautiful – lovely images.

  8. kaykuala says:

    Rain can be destructive as a consequence but a relief and lifeline in a different context. Good one alan!


  9. peggygoetz says:

    This is lovely and called for a second read on my part. Nice that you can think of rain being restorative in a part of the world I picture having quite a lot of rain most of the time. Does make for a lovely green countryside.

  10. Rain destroys and restores. Loved the concept.

  11. jae rose says:

    Makes me think of when you get so drenched in the rain you don’t care anymore and it just feels so invigorating and liberating..maybe spiritually it is too..beautiful crisp imagery

  12. Gillena Cox says:

    ah! you got some; good write; and thank you for dropping in at y blog

    much love…

  13. Donna Smith says:

    Loved this. Rescued and restored mercifully.

  14. Wendy Bourke says:

    Beautiful, evocative rain images.



    In the merciful rain” – so true. As water is vital to life: Rain is merciful.

  15. susan says:

    I love your ending … merciful rain, the universal cleansing baptism that renews and rejuvenates …

  16. Grace says:

    Merciful rain, a lovely message Alan ~

  17. Rain as the absolver of all hurts – lovely thought. A wonderful piece, Alan!

  18. Anne V says:

    This poem feels so redemptive and healing. Thanks for sharing this. :0)

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