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Anuj Nair 

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Rain

 

              

              Rain


                 The West wind followed the quarrelling clouds

                 Encircled them, gave a fillip goaded to move

                 And drove to mountains waiting shrewd

                 But calm collected and cool

                 Ready to condense, decant

                 The pure fluid from pregnant clouds

                 As distilled beverage for the thirsty

                 Scorching throats of the world

                 Yearning for a rain instant


The brooding dark blue clouds

In multitudes rallied round

The high walls of the mount, divided

Stood, like battalions bound to fight

for the party favoured


The wild wind whistled

Like battle horn, amplified

A call for battle, and battle joined

Clouds exploded, emblazoned the sky

The dazzling glow of fire

Silverlined the darkish clouds

In feud, and left the heavens

Down on earth flashed

And then caused an uproar

So deafening as atomic blasts.


The tumultuous noise and lights

Shuddered the entire world,

Cobras lowering hoods

To holes withdrew

Peacocks danced, rainbirds delighted 

And winged a joyous flight.


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