Oh! Patrick, Can you Hear the Rain Fall?

I’ve seen so many Fridays on a dry April night,

When through the verdant mesh,

Moonlight filters, pure and bright.

It flirts with the night lilies,

Plants a kiss that lends a sheen.

The silent, somber oaks.

Get a hue that’s so pristine. 

But today the sinful clouds,

Have formed patches, large and small,

Oh! Patrick, Can you hear the rain fall?


Even the neighbours’ children who play their raucous game

Have mellowed down.

Do you know whom should we blame?

The old couple next door,

That hears the radio soliloquize

Seems to talk to the diamond drops.

Their comrades in a liquid guise.

The infant that lives upstairs,

Competes with nature with her bawl.

Oh! Patrick, can you hear the rain fall? 


All animals that reposed under the star-lit sky.

Have been banished from their shelter.

Need we wonder why?

The home-ward bound canorous birds, 

Don’t sing their soothing note.

But the agile and jocund toads,

With pride and glory, bloat.

The tiny,  short-lived insects,

Seem to love their frenzied crawl.

Oh! Patrick, can you hear the rain fall?

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10 responses to “Oh! Patrick, Can you Hear the Rain Fall?”

  1. Vinay says :

    I love the repetition of the last lines 🙂 The rhyme you choose gives it a good flow, and it somehow reminded me of Ireland. Do you stay there by any chance? 😉

    Very beautiful imagery, and a pleasure to read. 🙂 Oh, I hope to be quite regular here now. Have taken up email subscriptions to your space. 😀

    • Chhavi says :

      Thank you Vinay! Good to know that you liked the poem. I have never to Ireland. Although I did spend a summer in Germany when it experienced short spells of rainfall…… 😀 Keep visiting 🙂

  2. Bikram says :

    Rain fall .. especially the first few drops on parched land and the smell of earth after that HEAVEN ..

    lovely poem loved it …

  3. Destination Infinity says :

    I can cope up with any amount of sun and heat. But not cold and rains! And yeah, Patrick can hear the rain fall – its quite loud 🙂

    Destination Infinity

  4. Deboshree says :

    Lovely rhyme my girl… lovely! 😀
    I adore rain and you paint such a vivid picture that yes, I can hear it fall!

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