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Analysis and comments on The Rain by Robert Creeley

Comment 7 of 7, added on December 5th, 2013 at 5:30 PM.

its like shit and its fucked up in the face

juan from New Zealand
Comment 6 of 7, added on October 13th, 2013 at 10:00 AM.

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Comment 5 of 7, added on December 23rd, 2009 at 11:11 AM.
The Rain Is My Favorite Poem

I discovered this poem by Robert Creeley in the early 1970's and was taken
by his pleading for a type of happiness which was
natural..unforced...basic...and complete...much like the "rain" in
life...it can be a kind of cleansing, comforting, calming...which balances
out the harshness, unpredictablity, insecurity and temptations of daily
life...Creeley seems to be seeking a love which settles and relaxes
him...not a lustfilled love...but a love which is more pure, more lasting,
more enduring, that can be counted on and relied on. Creeley's identity and
search for meaning and expression may have found a temporary and happy
clarity in "the rain"...it is his hope and desire for a simple side by side
love..which is a natural part of a contented life.

Beau from United States
Comment 4 of 7, added on October 11th, 2009 at 4:49 PM.

i think this poem is speaking of how the narrator doesn't feel anything
anymore. what i mean is that maybe life just keeps changing and nothing is
constant and they just want something to be consistant in his life much
like the rain. all the narrator wants is a commitment as the rain commits
to making our skin wet.

scott from United States
Comment 3 of 7, added on December 31st, 2008 at 11:46 AM.

I agree that Robert Creeley's poems are challenge to understand. I read
him like how i listen to impressionist music, i don't try to understand it
functionally but just enjoy the atmosphere, the feeling, the impression it
gives me. For me when I think of the rain, it can remind me of lonliness,
and the incessant noise it makes can become a constant reminder of that. I
also notice an underlying desire for impersonal sexual desire.. something
to destract him from his uneasiness. It's a great poem, i wish i can
understand it better.

Comment 2 of 7, added on October 20th, 2008 at 5:33 PM.

I like the way the poem is set up but it's hard to understand what the poet
Robert Creeley is trying to say.
I must admit that he is a wonderful poet

edward from United States
Comment 1 of 7, added on October 2nd, 2005 at 3:28 PM.

its a nice little poem. i like it

liz dale from United States

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Poet: Robert Creeley
Poem: The Rain
Added: Feb 20 2003
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