when it rains – an experiment with concrete poetry as i understood it

when it rains!!








wake me

 of a saturday morn


f l a p p i n g    l e a v e s

Shush softly in the breeze


Stray dogs barking in the distance

Some unidentified rustling

The twitter and chirp

of squabbling sparrows

Take nature’s symphony to a fine crescendo


in the steady joyful drizzle


As morning walkers murmur pleasantries

Their Nikes gripping the wet slopes, thwack softly


Coffee smells waft through with morning ragas

People cough and sneeze, toilets flush


Car whooooooshes past

Blur in the verdure


Gate creaks

Scooter put-puts its way cautiously downhill

Another whines its way uphill


the gentle rain hesitates


TAGA  TAGA TAGA                        the mechanical rockbreaker

begins its persistent pulverising

at a nearby construction site


       drizzle!   trickle! 000!


Madhuri Maitra



the poem was written to form the shape of a drop.  i hope it has enhanced the effect.








About madhuriwonders

read - pray - love -write - watch films. and a girl's gotta eat,too.
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