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Thirsty for the Rain
by Tami C Ryan
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This is the first poem I had written after a 25-year absence from writing. For many reasons, it will always remain a piece of significance for me.
~ Tami

It was because of conversations that I had with a very wise, wonderful man that this poem was given life.  This man, whom I proudly call my friend, has been an absolute inspiration to me, and I'll be forever blessed by his unselfish sharing and for the incredibly precious gift of being who he is.  It is to him that I dedicate this poem.

For me, The Rain resembles the negative things that have happened in my life, coupled with the fact that I’ve learned not to look at them as negatives.  At long last, I’m finally wise enough to learn from those things, and rather than simply accepting them as stumbling blocks, I allow them to help me grow.  Ultimately, I’ve learned to open my heart, mind, and soul and accept The Rain (the storms in my life), as positive things – as growth opportunities, and it has been those growth opportunities which have afforded me my strength, my tenacity, and my indomitable will.  I am enlightened by The Rain; The Rain has helped me to become who I am, and I'll always remain...  Thirsty for the Rain.

Tami C Ryan
26 May 2002


Thirsty for the Rain

I have been seeking…

reaching within…

and listening.

Sometimes the distant thunder
announces its impending arrival,
and I'm warned the rain is imminent.

Some days it merely drizzles.
On others, the skies empty its offerings by the bucketful.

If I pay attention,
and reach out for it,
I get wet.

Soaking wet.

My soul aches for the rain.

Thirsts for it...

Absorbs it…

And I am grateful.

October 31, 2001
Copyright ©2002 Tami C Ryan

Dedicated to Bendeleh who inspires, encourages, and believes in me.

Published in the poetry anthology "Of Laughter and Forgetting", October 2002


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Reviewed by Richard Orey
Ah, so often we find ourselves so involved in human activities and relationships we simply don't stop to smell the roses or admire and value our natural rainfall.

"Thirsty for the Rain" is totally refreshing.

Reviewed by Amma Poet
This is beautiful and very poetic.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
i have always loved rain-for a different reason, i too have thirsted for rain-love the poem
Reviewed by Pier Tyler
Totally awe inspiring! Goes to show you, it's never to late to write and touch others at the same time. Your words are healing and comforting.
Reviewed by RM Green
I hear what you speak - after the passing of my grandmother I have picked up my pen again after 15 years - and it was a poem to her. I understand oh so well... BRAVO - masterful piece!

RM Green
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I agree, Tami. The rain can be therapeutic and it certainly is symbolic of much. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Chuck Keller
Wow! You are very talented. I will return to read more. And thank you for your kind words about my poems.
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
Rain reigns!!:) At least the rain you create does. Couldn't ask for a better metaphor. Your strength, determination, creativity and love
of life shine in every drop!! And your presentation is breathtaking!!
Bless you!!! 'Pea' <3
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Stunning....Even if written on a tomb stone...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Oh, this is gorgeous, Tami; very well done! BRAVA! Am glad you are writing again! :)

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by CJ Heck
I know it sounds strange, but if it weren't for the negatives that plague our lives, we couldn't appreciate all the positives as much as we do. In every life, the rain must fall -- as an old song went, "... we pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and start all over again ..."
More power to you, Tami -- and I'm glad you're writing again!
Love & a big hug,
Reviewed by SaPAth AnANd
There is no good a sunshine if it ain't for rain,no sadness without a pain.No positivity and creativity without negativity.Nice poem Tami!
Many thanks!
Bom Bhole!
Reviewed by Approximately Naive
We often moan about the rain forgetting that God sends it for our good. We all benefit by it. Not only to water the fields and clear the air and streets, but also to water our lives. Simple but stimulating poem. Reminded me to thank God for the rain.
Reviewed by Rebecca Burns
That was awesome, the world will benefit from the fact that you are writing now. I love the poem layout.
Reviewed by Gloria Buono Daly
Love this symbolic prose. To me rain is so very inspiring and at times when I think of rain, I think of people. My best, Gloria
Reviewed by Chanti Niven
What a comeback after 25 years! Superb poetry from such a talented poet and writer. I've always admired your work and been inspired by your versatility. I'm blessed to call you friend.
Love Chanti
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
WOW! Tam... I found it.. darn, after 1 drink, I don't know where I looked This poem is GREAT! I love your longing for what you need most!!! It's Within and you must look deeper to soak it up like a sponge! And... Thank you for my recent poem - funny it was the same night too! Ahhhhh... We are attracted to the rains mystery and awe! Warm Hugs, Sheee OXO
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