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When It Rains

April 22, 2013
By SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1136 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel


Gazillion diamonds shower down on me,
Every droplet cries, “I’m free, I’m free!”
An ice-cold shock touches my cheek,
And when it rains all else is bleak.
Prince or pauper, the same to all;
Whenever, wherever, however it may fall!
A poet or painter or writer could not but say:
“When it rains, ‘Tis a joyous day.”
The roses embossed with tiny pearls,
A scene of utter beauty unfurls.
With a splash, my sense of touch tingles,
And when it rains, nature with it mingles.
Ere turning in and submitting to dreams,
I smile to myself, for the land gleams…


The author's comments:
I Love Rain <3

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on Nov. 22 2013 at 4:35 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1136 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Yes! Thank You. That IS exactly what I was hoping for. :)) 

on Nov. 21 2013 at 1:15 pm
Nella.Girl97 BRONZE, Ashland, Wisconsin
1 article 0 photos 437 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Keep on dreaming even if it breaks your heart."

Ive read a lot of your work...and I absoluelty loooove it! U are such an amazing writer! Some people look at rain and groan, this poem shows the beauty and art of rain. Beautiful!

on Sep. 8 2013 at 4:08 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1136 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Ah, yes of course so t'was no surprise either when I saw that you'd chosen to read this one :) Why, thank you. I used to write only rhyming poems a while back, nowadays I've been writing a lot of Haiku and free-verse.  And thank you so much. I do love this poem for all those very things. Well, no matter how many faults a mother can't help but love her child eternally, though this one if kind of in my favourites :P    And come on, I loved reading your poems. It was awesome. I even subscribed  to get emails if you post any new stuff. That's how much I liked it. So you better post some stuff soon!

on Sep. 7 2013 at 11:54 am
TheSkyOwesMeRain GOLD, Irvine, California
13 articles 1 photo 299 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments which take your breath away.

You are only as strong as your weakest link.

I LOVE the rain, as you can tell by my screen name :P I think you did a great job with the rhyming here, it's natural and not forced. I cannot write rhyming poetry for the life of me. Your imagery was also beautiful, especially the roses line! And lastly, thanks for all the comments you left on my poems! :)  

on Jun. 14 2013 at 3:25 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1136 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Awww..Thanks for the feedback. I'm ever so happy :D

on Jun. 13 2013 at 5:05 pm
Athena19 SILVER, Central Point, Oregon
5 articles 1 photo 103 comments

Favorite Quote:
'Love people. Cook them tasty food.' -Penzey's Spices

I love the rain to :) I can totaly relate

on May. 29 2013 at 4:33 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1136 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Oh well for that I'd rather not put in the cliche "You're Welcome" because you already know that But for this Thank YOU Ever so much! I had no idea really, that you read my work :))) that's great to know.... Also I really LOVE rain and I'm glad that this piece could portray a little of that ... I'm just SO happy that you like it and enjoyed reading :))  Have an amazing day! 

on May. 28 2013 at 12:39 pm
LexusMarie PLATINUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico
27 articles 0 photos 423 comments

Favorite Quote:
The more control you have over yourself, the less control others have over you.

Hello! It's been awhile, hasn't it? I'd always come and read your work! And I don't know what happened.. I've missed your poetry! By the way, thank you for the wonderful comment you left on my poem 'Princesses'! I'm glad you liked it! Well, I plan to visit your page more often to read your lovely work. I enjoyed this so much! Moving away from the south and the wonderful rain we'd always get I now live in the desert where I rarely see rain.. oh, I miss it! You did a wonderful job conveying your love for the rain in a simple little poem. Which brings me to my next point, this poem has lovely delicate simplicity, just as the rain does! I also love the add-ins of dialogue. Wonderful job! Talk with you soon.  

on May. 25 2013 at 5:28 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1136 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Oh  My Christi! I was overwhelmed by this specific comment of yours.. I suppose of all my stuff you really liked this one. And for that I'm EXTREMELY happy! Thank You for all that amazing praise. And I'm skipping and jumping happy that you like it THAT much ! Do tell me what your friends say!

on May. 16 2013 at 9:40 am
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
1 article 0 photos 629 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

Blag! I ended up clicking on the ad below the comment box rather than the pst comment button. Oh well. I dont mind telling you again that this is awesome! I mean it! I am ALWAYS entranced by rain, and LOVE the imagry you used to describe it. Twas clever of you to ue not just visual but sensational discriptions as well. I love the words and phrases you chose: Gazillion diamonds shower down", "roses embossed with shiny pearls", and of course, ""'Tis a joyous day." I actually use that phrase, and not a few times is it in referance to my delight over falling asleep to or waking to rain. I can go on and on, but instead im just gonna say this deserves the 5/5 im gonna give it, and that I plan to share this on FB so I can show a friend or two. Great, and I mean GREAT work!

on May. 7 2013 at 1:15 pm
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1136 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

That's one of my fav. lines too as it goes on beyond what rain is to what rain is to me.. ... I am ecstatic.. I really love writing about rain and that you like this means that it is good. And I also meant for it to make people happy which it did so yeah,, totally,, literally skipping happy. Thank You. And even though I've watched very few episodes, from all seasons there are Sheldon is one of my favourite characters! That must've been epic, him saying that. I can totally imagine his expressions ..haha....LOve.

on May. 5 2013 at 11:39 pm
AugustSummerFling PLATINUM, Mylapore, Chennai, Other
36 articles 0 photos 265 comments

Favorite Quote:
'For you, a thousand times over.' - Hassan, The Kite Runner

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.

This was very pretty and I especially loved the line -with a splash, my sense of touch tingles - great that you took into account the tiniest details of a rainfall! Lol when you said that the same rain falls on very one, I was reminded of Sheldon cooper from the Big Bang theory and that episode in which he looks at some stranger sitting beside him on the public bench in the rain n says 'raindrops. Falling on the head of the brilliant and commoner like you alike' lol I loved that episode :D this poem radiates joy along with raw beauty of rain :)

on May. 4 2013 at 11:24 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1136 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Ohh Thank YOU!!  I'm ever so glad you could relate.... It seems we love many similar things huh... What is your star? As in horoscopic? Date of birth? 

on May. 2 2013 at 9:49 am
TevyRae PLATINUM, Pittsfield, Pennsylvania
24 articles 7 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Here is a small fact: You are going to die." ~The Book Thief
"You have no stupidity inside of your adorable little self." ~Mikey Pasterik

I LOVE IT!! it's exactly how i feel about rain!! wonderful job!! 

on Apr. 27 2013 at 1:54 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1136 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Hahhaahaa.... Well nobody's a fan of acid rain I think..... I'm overjoyed that this one made you happy,..  Really, I hoped it would. The other one ended rather sadly I suppose.... And again Thanks for reading. :D :D

on Apr. 27 2013 at 1:53 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1136 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Yes, I'd say you have Em! And Thank You....It's great that you FELT this poem... I meant it to be for all those rain loving people out there! Which includes you of course... You go, man! 

on Apr. 27 2013 at 1:45 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1136 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Oh Wow, yes you do, your highness! Thank you for reading and I'm skipping happy that you liked it :D

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 26 2013 at 5:50 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I too love rain but not acid rain. haha. Yay. I'm so happy to see new poems from you. This one makes me happy. 

on Apr. 26 2013 at 5:05 pm
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

This is absolutely beautiful! The imagery is strikingly vivid, I could almost feel the shock of a cold raindrop against my skin. I can tell I've found someone who loves the rain as much as I do :)

on Apr. 25 2013 at 10:39 am
Hamzawaseem GOLD, Lahore, Other
15 articles 1 photo 144 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The important thing is not to stop questioning." ~Einstein

Beautifulllll!!!!!!! I love rain too! Hey, I have the honour to be the first person to comment on this poem. Yay!