Welcome to Poetry.com

Poetry.com is a huge collection of poems from famous and amateur poets from around the world — collaboratively published by a community of authors and contributing editors.

Navigate through our poetry database by subjects, alphabetically or simply search by keywords. You can submit a new poem, discuss and rate existing work, listen to poems using voice pronunciation and even translate pieces to many common and not-so-common languages.

Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)

The first rain.

There was I, battling:
Struggling for knowledge, arithmetic;
Troubled by restless mosquitoes
Seeking to dance on my skin
For a suck of pure blood.

I was as restless as the hum
Of these reckless nonsenses;
Squeezing and shoving;
Clapping, slapping and clamouring;
Chanting some silent prayers:
'What comfort would I'v known,
Should I leave for my abode,
Away from these wretched mosquitoes
Not willing to let me be!'

Pitty-Patty, Pitty-Patty,
As a song on my ears,
The voice of the roof rang.

Unconcerned, no,
Seeming unaware,
I kept to my wars
Until I drifted into nature,
Sensing the silent sounds
Of the first drizzle of the year:
The rain is here at last!

Though it never touched down,
Yet I was glad there was a sign
Of another year of showers
Hidden beneath the mask of drizzles,
Ushering in the morning dew.
Font size:

Submitted on March 05, 2011

43 sec read

Pius Has Pagiel Claim this poet

Fresh and new, and young. Born in a village hospital in Ogidi, Anambra State of Nigeria on Tuesday, 26th September, 1989 to Mr. and Mrs. Pius Nwibo Onwe, who hail from Ndewugo-Inyimagu of IZZI LGA of Ebonyi State. My family name is Onwe Arinze Pius. Pius Has Pagiel is my pen-name. Some very close friends call me Soisese Oinese(meaning Success Onwe in my private language). I passed through Christ the King College, Onitsha and made one of the best results- I was science-inclined, though, I love literature very well. I won the best literature student award in first Senior Secondary School class before I dropped the subject for full science ones. Today, I am a student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. Luckily, I am into Architectural Studies, a mixture of Arts and Science. I love it. I wish to be a renown poet and author in the future. I like writers like Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Alfred Lord Tennyson, John Keats, Wilbur Smith and several others. Let's be friends on facebook. Search my profile: Pagiel Pius Has. Mail piushaspagiel@yahoo.com. Thanks. more…

All Pius Has Pagiel poems | Pius Has Pagiel Books

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Discuss this Pius Has Pagiel poem with the community:



    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:


    "The first rain." Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 21 Sep. 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/86696/the-first-rain.>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    Browse Poetry.com


    Are you a poetry master?

    In poetry, the word "foot" refers to _______.
    • A. one stanza
    • B. a dozen poems
    • C. two or more syllables
    • D. a unit of 12 lines

    Our favorite collection of

    Famous Poets