Does It? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Rain along the Blackwood River.

“The sound of rain needs no translation.” Alan Watts

Does It?

Does it rain in the city
like it rains in the countryside,
where the organic myth has taken hold,
and rain is more rain than anywhere?

But that is merely a parochial opinion,
though the man at the bus stop has
a bag over his head and no coat,
and he is slowly being drenched
in his obvious denial.

Rain is rain on any plain,
or so it is widely held,
even so, it is felt differently and
without a lie, it rains in the city,
but is it real like the rain in the 
country where the sky is open?

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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13 responses to “Does It? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. It’s a fun fact that living in Houston we always had an umbrella but since living in the west it is rare to see anyone using them, it’s so dry.

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  2. For me, rain is definitely different, depending on place. The first time I drove in rain in Florida, it was just as if my car had plunged into the deep end of a swimming pool.

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  3. When I first moved to the deep country at sixteen (no pavement anywhere, not even the roads), I remember being surprised than nothing became shiny in the rain but soaked into mellower versions of its own colors instead… In the city, rain does not absorb into the cement and the visuals are entirely different…

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  4. lync56

    A poem to ponder


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