An ode to Rain

Subhendu Mohanty



Romance or melancholy…introspection or a celebration of the world around …what does the rain bring out in you?
A bit of everything yet something new?

Enjoy my latest poetry “ An ode to rain” , hope it finds a way into your hearts and minds..

A roaring fire once set his heart ablaze

An empty vastness he couldn’t camouflage

A love so pure that he could never reach

A gift of life that he could only beseech,

The sky smiled at the ocean below,

And it rained!


A hand that held another,

A heart once lost in wonder,

Two eyes that dreamt of a golden shore ,

The hands lie now cold and empty ..

A heart found yet lost in self-pity,

Those eyes drowned in a deep abyss

Far from the shore, in a dreamless stupor..

And it rained!


His eyes swam in the blue vastness

Of her eyes in a furtive glance,

The moment their eyes crossed ways,

Their hearts smiled of an unknown joy,

Unsure of what the path may bring,

They lived the magic of a momentary fling,

And it rained!


Lost in words yet none to reach

By the sand upon a lonely beach

Where time had stopped and the sun had set

Of a life well lived now a dusk awaits

Have I loved or have I lost..

In my love did I ever have trust?

In my loss did I ever learn ?

A million births could not have undone

The marks that I left on the empty shore

Waves of time, would they ever devour?

The castles I built, the dreams I ruined

The hopes I nurtured once and left abandoned..

And it rained!


I wish the moon bring me another dawn,

That love is purer than the deepest of scorn

That love has no measure, I will learn,

A gift of God in this earthly sojourn

I will live, love again…

With the gift that you get unasked for

A life it brings soaked in a bright lustre,

I will learn to love and live

With all my heart, again and forever

And not just to return a favour…


And it rained…

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