19 May 2017

First Year English Poem.1 The Rain by W.H Davies

The Rain by W.H Davies
I hear leaves drinking rain
I hear rich leaves on tops
Giving the poor beneath
Drop after drop
Tis a sweat noise to hear
These green leaves drinking near.

And when the sun comes out
After this rain shall stop
A wondrous light will fill
Each dark round drop
I hope the sun shines bright
It will be a lovely sight.

Theme of the poem
It is a short and simply composed poem about a beautiful phenomenon of nature.
When it rains, the musical sound created by its falling drops over top and lower leaves, is sweet and gay. It is the privilege of the topper (top leaves) to enjoy the comforts and luxuries of life first of all. Whatever is left (the remains) trickles down onto the poor leaves (the poor people).Very aesthetically the poet, using the symbols of top and poor leaves ,projects the difference between high ups and the men of straw(lay men).

In the second stanza, the poet is optimistic. He is of the view that after the rain stops, the sun will brighten well and illuminate the world. Each and every dark drop of rain water will be lit up by a luminous light. A beautiful rainbow will appear in the sky and it will be a worth-noting sight.

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