Monsoon Rains

Memories of the first monsoon rain…..

Monsoon Rains


A distant growl of thunder is the unmistakable prelude

followed by a few blinding flashes of lightning,

before the entire skies erupt in a seasoned show of fireworks

to announce the arrival of monsoon rains,

as majestic peacocks daintily fan out their feathers

conveying a befitting welcome on behalf of earth.


Darkness slithers from somewhere as a resolute serpent

swallowing the remaining light shards in a few mouthfuls,

as rain clouds amalgamate in skies forming a battalion

to wage a war on sunshine’s  kingdom,

and lives forewarned by all these detailed proceedings

scurry to the warmth of safe sanctuaries.


Gently, the first raindrops fall on  parched soil,

to kiss away all summer agonies,

and a cool breeze awakens drooping leaves from slumber

luring them into a sprightly, orchestrated dance,

as the coy drizzle mutates to a vehement downpour

drowning everything under rains’ symphony.


How I love to gaze dreamily through the half opened windows

when the mist on my blurry visions dissipate,

and watch a sated nature flaunting the precious afterglow

now being fully adorned in a raindrop necklace,

as wrinkled seeds of hopes are bestowed with a new right to sprout

by the ethereal magic of monsoon ‘s  first  rain.


© Anjana Vipin E



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I am a postgraduate in the field of biotechnology. I always had a profound appreciation for all forms of creative writing and I have been writing poetry in writers network for two years. At present, I am residing in Rutherford, New Jersey. Thank you so much for visiting my page and I would be delighted to have your valuable feedback.

8 thoughts on “Monsoon Rains

  • January 12, 2018 at 3:41 PM

    A beautifully descriptive verse describing perfectly the beginnings of monsoon season, and nature’s vast and impressive moves in change and diversity. Impeccable phrasing and imagery dear poet, as if we are standing by your side in witness. Excellent work Anjana. Kudos.

    • January 12, 2018 at 4:43 PM

      Thank you so much dear Tony for your kind and encouraging words..truly delighted that this found favor with you..

  • January 12, 2018 at 3:59 PM

    Beautiful. Nice way to take weather’s anger and paint it so well. Really enjoyed the serpent line, I thoughthought that was very clever. Excellent piece my friend.

    • January 12, 2018 at 4:46 PM

      Thank you for your kind words my dear friend glad that you liked the “serpent “ line..

  • January 13, 2018 at 8:34 AM

    Beautifully rendered depiction of the monsoon rains from the first moment of announcing its intentions, through the strength of its downpour then the beautiful afterglow. So well penned and lovely phrasing you give us, Anjana. Well done indeed, dear poet.

    • January 13, 2018 at 3:33 PM

      Thank you so much dear Phyllis for your kind and encouraging words…I am delighted to see you on my page and hope that you are feeling much better my dear friend… do take care..

  • January 14, 2018 at 5:29 AM

    Wonderful and really descriptive.Your poetic words caught me up in the monsoon rains.

    • January 14, 2018 at 6:53 AM

      Thank you dear Rasma .. your kind words are gratefully appreciated my dear friend..


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