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The Midnight Rain


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the rain comes down in the night

and it is beautiful


the urban lights illuminate the sky

creating a misty water painting


buildings merging into the clouds


moist watery light


tender silhouettes that calm me



right now

with this music in the background

i feel calm and fulfilled

merging into this languid liquid space


soft-washed comfort


all of a sudden everything seems peaceful

the sapphire depth of the late evening beautifully elegant


and as the song ends

i am absorbed

becoming one

with the rhythm of the midnight rain

Edited by douglas

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soft-washed comfort


That is a line to kill for!

I'd love to see you going hard instead of soft but (never know, it's always dangerous) you could fall on your arse.



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Absolutely lovely and lyrical, Douglas! This is one of my favorites of yours. In addition to the cosmopolitan images ("urban lights illuminate the sky," the "buildings merging into the clouds," and the "moist watery light"), I love the alliteration in "languid liquid space." And I agree with Brendan. "Soft-washed comfort" is indeed memorable.



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Captures the feel of that moment perfectly- solid, luch and wonderful!



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Doug, spring rain will be happy with you, if she knows how you listened to her, how you worshipped her, she will be touched, tearing. it’s pity I’ve moved into this towering building, closer to the sky, thunders but farther from the rhythm of rain, the fascinating music background.


nice poem.

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Man merged with nature, mind in the rain. Like the feel of oneness, tranquility in your poem.


Many thanks.



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Hi douglas,


Beauty, as they say, lies in the yes of the beholder. Here, you show how even the urban landscape with its lights and buildings, can take on a magical beauty.


a misty water painting


liquid space


are wonderfully sensuous.



Lovely to read your work again and to find you in such flow :D



Thank you.




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  • 4 weeks later...

Doug, maybe I'm late to add my few words on this, but also I would say it's never late to read and share the pleasure by such a wonderful lyrical piece. I am impressed by this poem. It's elegant and musical. Well done my friend.



The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

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