NaPoWriMo: Day 6 – Thirteen Ways of looking at the Rain

Today’s challenge was to write a poem that looks for the same thing in thirteen different ways. The most famous poem of this type was written by Wallace Stevens’ “Thirteen Ways of looking at a Blackbird”.

I have chosen to write on the rain.



Rain on the tin roof,

Its beating, It’s pouring,

Soothing and relaxing,

A lullaby,

I close my eyes and dream…



On my couch I sit,

In my little cubicle,

Little rivulets on my window,

Of the falling rain.



The rains lashed,

Thunder and lightening struck,

The fishing boat rocked,

In the middle of dark blue sea.



In an arid land,

The first drop of rain,

On the creased forehead,

Of an old man.



On a dark night,

Two star-crossed lovers met,

Under an umbrella, in the rain.



The rains came and went,

Leaving puddles big and small,

Children screamed in ecstasy,

Paper boats bobbed,

Making ripples big and small.



Birds cowered,

Dogs and Cats too,

Hell hath broken the norm,

Rain, Lightening, Thunder, Storm.



Out in the rain,

In my pink rain shoes,

A hop and skip,

And there I trip.



Rain drops or Dew Drops,

On grass blades and leaf tops,

Can you tell the difference?

Do you have a preference?



Flowers danced in joy,

Bees and butterflies too,

The heavens were smiling,

Oh Boy! It’s raining.



It’s raining, it’s raining,

Soon it will be flooding,

That calls for a holiday,

And time for play.



I will rain, I will pour,

I will destroy that’s for sure,

I am Nature and I am angry,

I will show you no mercy,

Don’t tell me you weren’t warned,

Your brilliant mind will be scorned.



Water Lilies bloom,

Fireflies flit,

Rain drops in the pond,

Egrets wade on…



Come ye, join the rain dance,

Wear your feathers and your blue beads,

Merrily dance and invite the Gods of rain.






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22 responses to “NaPoWriMo: Day 6 – Thirteen Ways of looking at the Rain”

  1. James Clark, The Next Iteration Avatar

    Wow! I love this one! I wish I could give it more stars than just the single star of a “Like”!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read it James and for your comment. It truly means a lot. I spent a long time trying to get the favourites link. Thought I’d do it and then let you know. Thx again😊

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Finally did my BYOB on posts. Will do one on the poems I have written too. Thank you so much for the advice. Do let me know what you think of it.

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  3. godcrazzzy Avatar

    Really loved this one. Would love to read another of this kind…

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you 😊. Am happy you loved it. Will try another one based on your request . Hopefully you like it too😊


    2. Smitha V Avatar

      Just managed to write one more. Do check it out.


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  4. Archana Avatar

    Wow..wishing for the rains..another 2 months of scorching sun to bear..

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      😗 me too Archana. Waiting for our Indian holiday.


  5. Feelings and Freedom Avatar

    Awesome Rain! Very nice.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you😊. You just became my 100th follower! Thanks for visiting and following.

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      1. Feelings and Freedom Avatar

        That’s great! I am glad. Congratulations 🙂

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  6. Deepika Avatar

    The 6th one reminded me of my childhood!!! Wonderful Smita!! 😊

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks a lot Deepika. I am so glad u could relate to it.😊

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      1. Deepika Avatar

        It’s absolutely my pleasure!! 😊

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          You’re a really sweet person Deepika. It shows in your writing.

          Liked by 1 person

          1. Deepika Avatar

            And it shows you’re as sweet as I am. Got bless you! 😊😊

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