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50 Best Rain Poems You’ll Love to Read

Since we all are quite familiar with most of the rain poems, ever wondered, that “why do poets love so much to write poems about rain and not anything else?”

For poets, rain poems are not just another piece of writing, instead; it’s their way to connect with readers and channel their strong emotions and experiences about rain through certain words.

They have a unique style to translate their thoughts into words that could match with the readers thinking at the same time. Thus, if you are in quest of rain poems for the ongoing rainy season then keep the ball rolling for an amazing collection.

Every person has their own attachment to the downpour. For some, it represents hope, bliss, peace, and the power of nature while for others it brings melancholy, blues, and gloominess in their lives. It all depends on how our heart and mind want to interpret it.

For this reason, we have gathered some most famous pieces of writing from poets all around the world to help you choose the best poems about rain as per your mood. Let’s get our hands on rainy day poems because no one can perceive nature or rain better than these poets.

Best Rain Poems

Are you also searching for the best rain poems? Well, you don’t have to any further because we have got you covered with a bunch of unique and heart-touching poems associated with rain.

1. Rain

       by Robert Louis Stevenson

The rain is raining all around,
It falls on field and tree,
It rains on the umbrellas here,
And on the ships at sea.

2. The Rainy Day

        by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering Past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary.
Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary …

3. Rain

       by Raymond Garfield Dandridge

The clouds are shedding tears of joy,
They fall with rhythmic beat
Upon the earth, and soon destroy
Dust dunes and waves of heat.

4. Windless Rain

       by Paul Hamilton Hayne

The rain, the desolate rain!
Ceaseless, and solemn, and chill!
How it drips on the misty pane,
How it drenches the darkened sill!
O scene of sorrow and dearth!
I would that the wind awaking
To a fierce and gusty birth,
Might vary this dull refrain
Of the rain, the desolate rain:
For the heart of heaven seems breaking
In tears o’er the fallen earth,
And again, again, again,
We list to the sombre strain,
The faint, cold monotone—
Whose soul is a mystic moan—
Of the rain, the mournful rain,
The soft, despairing rain!

5. During Wind and Rain

       by Thomas Hardy

They sing their dearest songs—
He, she, all of them—yea,
Treble and tenor and bass
And one to play;
With the candles mooning each face. . . .
Ah, no; the years O!
How the sick leaves reel down in throngs …

Famous Rain Poems

As we all are pretty obsessed with famous rain poems by William Shakespeare and Henry Wadsworth, there is no way one can ignore these iconic famous poems about rain by a few new yet creative poets.

1. The Rain

       by Ruby Archer

He is coming the gentle Rain,
Riding his steed, the wind;
And over the dusty plain
Where grasses thirstily pined
Floats a sigh—
“He is nigh!”

2. Rain

       by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts

Sharp drives the rain, sharp drives the endless rain.
The rain-winds wake and wander, lift and blow.
The slow smoke-wreaths of vapor to and fro
Wave, and unweave, and gather and build again.
Over the far gray reaches of the plain—
Gray miles on miles my passionate thought must go,—
I strain my sight, grown dim with gazing so,
Pressing my face against the streaming pane.

3. April Rain

       by Mathilde Blind

The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shaw and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again.

4. Rain on the Roof

       by Coates Kinney

When the humid showers gather over all the starry spheres,
And the melancholy darkness gently weeps in rainy tears,
‘Tis a joy to press the pillow of a cottage chamber bed,
And listen to the patter of the soft rain overhead.

5. The Rain Outside

       by Margaret E. Sangster

You close beside me, and outside, the rain,
Which, stealing through the darkness of the night,
Seems tapping out with fingers softly light,
A world-old song upon my window pane—
A song of happiness with a refrain
That throbs in suffering. You hold me tight,
Your eyes, that search my own, are warmly bright,
Your lips touch mine again, and yet again!

Short Rain Poems

Now that monsoons are here and you are seeking short rain poems to post on your Instagram story or Facebook profile, then here are the short poems on rain to give you the right feels!

1. Before the Rain

       by Thomas Bailey Aldrich

We knew it would rain, for all the morn,
A spirit on slender ropes of mist
Was lowering its golden buckets down
Into the vapory amethyst

2. Rain, Rain, April Rain

       by Annette Wynne

Rain, rain, April rain,
Washing tree and window pane,
Tapping every spot of ground,
Lest some sleepy seed be found;
I can watch you and be gay
Though I cannot go to play.

3. November Rain

       by Ellen P. Allerton

November rain! November rain!
Fitfully beating the window pane:
Creeping in pools across the street;
Clinging in slush to dainty feet;
Shrouding in black the sun at noon;
Wrapping a pall about the moon.

4. Rain

       by Edward Thomas

Rain, midnight rain, nothing but the wild rain
On this bleak hut, and solitude, and me
Remembering again that I shall die
And neither hear the rain nor give it thanks
For washing me cleaner than I have been
Since I was born into this solitude.
Blessed are the dead that the rain rains upon

5. The Rainstorm

       by James W. Whilt

Here in the deep tangled forest
All is quiet and still,
While far to the west the thunder,
Re-echoes from hill to hill.

Funny Rain Poems

Not all poetry is meant to be deep and thought-provoking, sometimes light-hearted poems can be a source of pure blissfulness and peace. Here is the ideal compilation of funny rain poems for you.

1. Before the Rain

       by Madison Cawein

Before the rain, low in the obscure east,
Weak and morose the moon hung, sickly gray;
Around its disc the storm mists, cracked and creased,
Wove an enormous web, wherein it lay
Like some white spider hungry for its prey.
Vindictive looked the scowling firmament,
In which each star, that flashed a dagger ray,
Seemed filled with malice of some dark intent.

2. The Rain Upon the Corn

       by Ed Blair

How sweet the music of the rain,
At evening or morn,
When clouds with trails that reach the ground
Pass o’er the fields of corn.
Man’s work is done. The toiling days
Of heat and anxious care
Are ended, and the falling rain
With music fills the air.

3. The Song of the Rain

       by Anonymous

To the great brown house, where the flowers dwell,
Came the rain with its tap, tap, tap!
And whispered, “Violet, Snowdrop, Rose,
Your pretty eyes you must now unclose
From your long, long wintry nap!”
Said the rain with its tap, tap, tap!

4. Summer Shower

       by Emily Dickinson

A drop fell on the apple tree,
Another on the roof;
A half a dozen kissed the eaves,
And made the gables laugh.

5. Raindrops

       by Caroline W. D. Rich

Falling, gleaming in the sunshine,
Down upon the fragrant hay
Came a thousand tiny raindrops
Like a fairy host at play.
Through the clouds a golden sunbeam,
Like a smile, from heaven came;
Instantly the falling raindrops
Changed into an arch of flame.

Beautiful Rain Poems

No wonder rain has its own way to spread happiness, infusing new life, and lifting up people’s moods at any hour of the day. Have a look at the beautiful rain poems jotted down below and let us know which poetry you like the most out of all beautiful poems about rain.

1. After the Rain

       by Thomas Bailey Aldrich

The rain has ceased, and in my room
The sunshine pours an airy flood;
And on the church’s dizzy vane
The ancient Cross is bathed in blood.

2. It’s Raining It’s Pouring

       by Anonymous

It’s raining; it’s pouring.
The old man is snoring.
He went to bed and bumped his head,
And he wouldn’t get up in the morning.

3. Falls the Rain

       by Ruby Archer

Dully falls the steady rain.
Broken drops in line oblique
Fling themselves across the pane—
Of shattered dreams they sadly speak.

4. The Little Cloud Comes Down

       by Annette Wynne

The little spot of earth below
So pretty seemed the strong wind could not blow
The curly cloud away;
But right above, it lingered all the day;
And O, it got to like the spot so well,
It wanted to go down, and all at once—
Down, down, it fell,
With a pattering noise that was swift and loud,
But the earth was as glad as the curly cloud!

5. Rainy Nights

       by Irene Thompson

I like the town on rainy nights
When everything is wet –
When all the town has magic lights
And streets of shining jet!

When all the rain about the town
Is like a looking-glass,
And all the lights are upside-down
Below me as I pass.

Happy Rain Poems

There is no second thought that rain brings a lot of joy and happiness to everyone’s life. If any rain has ever brought a smile to your face then do give a read to these happy rain poems to relive that moment once again.

1. After Rain

       by Alfred Noyes

Listen! On sweetening air
The blackbird growing bold
Flings out, where green boughs glisten,
Three splashes of wild gold.

2. Rain, Rain Go Away

       by Anonymous

Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Little Arthur wants to play.

3. The Rain-Drop and the Lily

       by Hannah Flagg Gould

A cloud, that had hung like a veil o’er the sun,
Was melted, and came to the earth on the run;
When one of its parts, in a round, sparkling drop,
That coursed down the air, on its way made a stop
To crown a fair Lily, that, lowly and pale,
Was bending to pour out her sweets o’er the vale;
Because, not another of all the bright shower
Could bathe, in descending, so lovely a flower.

4. Rainstorm

       by Erin Hanson

You were born to be a raintorm,
To send your voice throughout the night,
To sing your song with falling raindrops,
To break the darkness with your light,
You were born to show raw beauty,
To wash the dirt from their eyes.

5. Scatterbrain

       by Lang Leav

The scatterbrain,
is a little like,
the patter of rain.

Neither here,
nor there,
but everywhere.

Romantic Rain Poems

Yes, rain is considered the most romantic weather! Two people can just vibe with each other without saying a word. It frits away all the negativity and brings a breeze of fresh emotions and new thoughts. Therefore, if you are in need of romantic rain poems to make the moment more lovey-dovey, explore these poems for a new experience.

1. Rain in Summer

       by William Stanley Braithwaite

The afternoon grew darkening from the west;
A hush fell on the air, and in the trees;
The huddled birds pronounced their prophecies;
The flowers bent their heads as if to rest
Now that the tide of the sun’s golden seas
In one long wave swept off the earth’s wide breast.
Up sprung deft shadowy patterns by degrees,
And nature’s face her soul made manifest.

2. The Rain-Drop

       by Richard Coe

The rain-drop, the rain drop,
Its soft and tiny feet
Keep up a pleasant pattering
Along the dusty street.
The rain drop, the rain drop,
It falls on the stream,
And floats in gladsomeness along
Beneath the sunny beam.

3. Rain

       by Don Paterson

I love all films that start with rain:
rain, braiding a windowpane
or darkening a hung-out dress
or streaming down her upturned face;

one long thundering downpour
right through the empty script and score
before the act, before the blame,
before the lens pulls through the frame

4. Breathable Creativity

       by Terence George Craddock

I love de rain
rain cleans dust
from tired air

charges flat lined
polluted air space
swift rain cleaned

with vibrant
negative ions
rain inspires

5. How Beautiful is the Rain

       by William Wordsworth

How beautiful is the rain!
After the dust and heat,
In the broad and fiery street,
In the narrow lane,
How beautiful is the rain!

How it clatters along the roofs,
Like the tramp of hoofs
How it gushes and struggles out
From the throat of the overflowing spout!

Sad Rain Poems

Though it’s uncommon for a lot of people, some individuals feel extremely gloomy and tired when it pours. If you are one of those, then check out the sad rain poems below as these poems will do justice by putting your thoughts into words.

1. The Summer Shower

       by Thomas Buchanan Read

Before the stout harvesters falleth the grain,
As when the strong stormwind is reaping the plain,
And loiters the boy in the briery lane;
But yonder aslant comes the silvery rain,
Like a long line of spears brightly burnished and tall.

2. The Blessed Rain

       by Frank L. Stanton

Dear heart dost thou complain
When the kind God sends rain?
Think of the thirsting crops
That drink the beady drops —
Think of the flowers, unfolding all their sweets —
The city’s burning streets,
The famished flocks upon the mountain tops —
The windless casements, where the sick in vain
Cry for the cool, sweet rain!
Think — and thank God
For every drop that quivers on a clod!

3. Rain of Tears

she sobbed so long
and so hard that
her rain of tears
filled a pond
that overflowed into
a stream
that overflowed into
a river
that overflowed into
an ocean
that swallowed
her pain.

4. The First Rain

       by Yehuda Amichai

The first rain reminds me
Of the rising summer dust.
The rain doesn’t remember the rain of yesteryear.
A year is a trained beast with no memories.
Soon you will again wear your harnesses,
Beautiful and embroidered, to hold
Sheer stockings: you
Mare and harnesser in one body.

The white panic of soft flesh
In the panic of a sudden vision
Of ancient saints.

5. Beloved, Let us Once More Praise the Rain

       by Conrad Aiken

Beloved, let us once more praise the rain.
Let us discover some new alphabet,
For this, the often praised; and be ourselves,
The rain, the chickweed, and the burdock leaf,
The green-white privet flower, the spotted stone,
And all that welcomes the rain; the sparrow too,—
Who watches with a hard eye from seclusion,
Beneath the elm-tree bough, till rain is done.
There is an oriole who, upside down,
Hangs at his nest, and flicks an orange wing,—
Under a tree as dead and still as lead;
There is a single leaf, in all this heaven
Of leaves, which rain has loosened from its twig:
The stem breaks, and it falls, but it is caught
Upon a sister leaf, and thus she hangs;
There is an acorn cup, beside a mushroom
Which catches three drops from the stooping cloud.
The timid bee goes back to the hive; the fly
Under the broad leaf of the hollyhock
Perpends stupid with cold; the raindark snail
Surveys the wet world from a watery stone…
And still the syllables of water whisper:
The wheel of cloud whirs slowly: while we wait
In the dark room; and in your heart I find
One silver raindrop,—on a hawthorn leaf,—
Orion in a cobweb, and the World.

Rain Poems for Kids

Rain is one full opportunity for kids to explore their surroundings more and there is no doubt in it that kids enjoy the rain more than anyone else. Below are a few rain poems for kids to help them learn more about nature and cherish the moment.

1. Woodland Rain

       by Bliss Carman

Shining, shining children
Of the summer rain,
Racing down the valley,
Sweeping o’er the plain!

2. A Rainy Sunday

       by Ruby Archer

I love a rainy Sunday,
With all the world away;
The cozy hearth intensified
By gloom of outer day.

3. Winter Rain

       by Christina Rossetti

Every valley drinks,
Every dell and hollow:
Where the kind rain sinks and sinks,
Green of Spring will follow.

4. Summer Rain

       by Edmund Clarence Stedman

Yestermorn the air was dry
As the winds of Araby,
While the sun, with pitiless heat,
Glared upon the glaring street,
And the meadow fountains sealed,
Till the people everywhere,
And the cattle in the field,
And the birds in middle air,
And the thirsty little flowers,
Sent to heaven a fainting prayer
For the blessed summer showers.

5. February Rain

       by Charles Turner Dazey

O lonely day! No sounds are heard
Save winds and floods that downward pour,
And timid fluting of a bird,
That pipes one low note o’er and o’er.

Rain Poems in English

If you are looking for happy, old-school, or funny rain poems in English then these poems about rain are just for you. Have a look and enjoy these rainy days with your close ones.

1. Old Man Rain

       by Madison Cawein

Old Man Rain at the windowpane
Knocks and fumbles and knocks again:
His long-nailed fingers slip and strain:
Old Man Rain at the windowpane
Knocks all night but knocks in vain.
Old Man Rain.

2. Morning Rain

       by Tu Fu

A slight rain comes, bathed in dawn light.
I hear it among treetop leaves before mist
Arrives. Soon it sprinkles the soil and,
Windblown, follows clouds away. Deepened

Colors grace thatch homes for a moment.
Flocks and herds of things wild glisten
Faintly. Then the scent of musk opens across
Half a mountain — and lingers on past noon.

3. When the Sun Come After Rain

       by Robert Louis Stevenson

WHEN the sun comes after rain
And the bird is in the blue,
The girls go down the lane
Two by two.

When the sun comes after shadow
And the singing of the showers,
The girls go up the meadow,
Fair as flowers.

When the eve comes dusky red
And the moon succeeds the sun,
The girls go home to bed
One by one.

And when life draws to its even
And the day of man is past,
They shall all go home to heaven,
Home at last.

4. Like the Touch of Rain

       by Edward Thomas

Like the touch of rain she was
On a man’s flesh and hair and eyes
When the joy of walking thus
Has taken him by surprise:

With the love of the storm he burns,
He sings, he laughs, well I know how,
But forgets when he returns
As I shall not forget her ‘Go now’.

Those two words shut a door
Between me and the blessed rain
That was never shut before
And will not open again.

5. Souls And Rain-Drops

       by Sidney Lanier

Light rain-drops fall and wrinkle the sea,
Then vanish, and die utterly.
One would not know that rain-drops fell
If the round sea-wrinkles did not tell.

So souls come down and wrinkle life
And vanish in the flesh-sea strife.
One might not know that souls had place
Were’t not for the wrinkles in life’s face

Final Thoughts on Rain Poems

The bond between nature and poets is so extraordinary. It’s something that only true poetry lovers are able to comprehend the thought hidden behind the rain poems.

Rain has been the favorite theme in most of the writings of poets. From William Wordsworth to Sarah Teasdale, every poet has their own technique to introduce downpour into their rainy day poems.

Either it symbolizes ‘storm’ to foreshadow something dreadful or portrays fun and joy by singing melody in the rain. Not only this, poems about rain have a peculiar element in them, that represents a good thing arriving after a hard time or just the washing away of the old and the growth of something new.

Therefore, if you are reading this then we are glad that you have made it till the end and we hope that you must have found the ideal rain poems according to your frame of mind. Also, if you have ever written a poem about the rain, then share it with us in the comments below.

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