Free Falling Rain



As the rain gushed down the gutter

I had no words left to utter

awe and might came with the shower

left me numb and void of power.


The drips and drops you might surmise

fell on my head to my surprise

they led to splash and splurge delights

while my mind filled with keen insights.


Some ponds and streams did form nearby

which told that storms do not belie

great strength and gall, what fierce action

of which they showed a mere fraction.


Noise that boomed with swift deep thunder

brought me to the point of wonder

while the wind led to clean airflow

end did come with arc of rainbow.









David Epstein

2/7/98. Topic: Rain