Rain in the countryside attracts the lovers of nature. It is pleasant and helpful. But rain in the city creates a different kind of sight. For some people the heavy downpour may have a Chilling effect, but it has its charm with the roar of thunder and the flash of lightning.
For poets, rain poems are not just another piece of writing, instead; it’s their way to connect with readers and channel their strong emotions and experiences about rain through certain words.On a rainy day the lanes and the streets look like rivulets, and the entire city becomes magically converted into Venice. The street wears a deserted look. Occasionally a man tries to plod his way. His clothes are tucked up and he holds the umbrella in one hand and his bag in the other. A sudden gust of wind tilts his umbrella and he gets drenched. If a vehicle passes speedily by splashing muddy water on him, he looks like a pitiable creature. Sometimes the streets become water-logged and traffic comes to a halt.
The men who dwell in comfortable houses sit in their cosy rooms and look out of the window to catch a glimpse of some unusual sight. The how of the wind and the patterns of the rain constitute a symphony for them and some of them feel a poetic fervour in their hearts.
The poor persons, however, suffer a lot. Leaky roofs, rain-soaked floors and choked up-drains fill them with despair. The street hawkers cannot carry on their trade. The busy house-wife wears a worried face as her oven does not burn.
Many people come out of their houses and wait for the town buses. Because they have the urgency of going to their work. As the town buses do not come in time they feel irritated. Sometimes they are disappointed. Boys and girls do not go to school because of rain. Life is painful when it rains in torrents.
When the rain stops, the sight becomes more interesting. Small children come out to the flooded streets and float paper boats. They like to splash water. Buses and cars begin to move on the streets. Life seems to begin normal activity if a patient recovers from illness.