Tanyaa Sarkar

14 Years

53 Years

The Heritage School


Petrichor : The smell of rain and good times by Tanyaa,15, Kolkata

Rain! What emotions does it evoke in you? 15-year-old Tanyaa pens a stunning tribute to its many hues in this poem.

Hot summer - Rain and rainbow are the perfect combo

My eyes light up as the world turns dark

My spirit and the sky in stark contrast

I never minded the rain, be it a drizzle or downpour

Be it a murmur, a whisper or a deafening roar


Of rain that not only washes away the dirt

It washes my worries and washes the earth

I walked to my window as my worries wore off

As they dripped down my legs and onto the floor


I tiptoed stealthily to my window sill

With coffee in my hands, brewing hot still

Curled up against the glass ice cold

As I sip, the liquid burns in my core


The drizzle now turns into a storm

Thunder and lightning now tag along

I count the seconds by which they’re apart


The sound of the claps warming my heart

The sound infiltrating deep inside my soul

The sound filling me, making me whole

The sound better than meditating, putting me at peace

The sound which can make all thoughts cease


Currents of driving rain come down in blocks

The streets flooded, drains now clogged

Much unlike my thoughts- trickling back

As through the clouds slowly sunlight cracks


The sound of drizzle now changes to chirps

The moment I’ve been longing for, the smell of dirt

I watch yet happily as the gray turns to blue

All the pieces of my heart, the rain had glued

A gentle smile crosses my face

As I’m carried to a special place


The smell of petrichor brushes past

As lightens the foreboding gray overcast

Petrichor- such a pretty word

A word that I’m pretty sure I’ve heard

What it meant now I know

As the raindrops now dry against my window

4 Responses

  1. Oh my god!
    I really needed this today… this poem feels like a hot cup of coffee on a rainy day…
    Each and every word in the poem has a heart of it’s own and we can feel them…
    Tanyaa, this poem of yours soothes me just like hearing the word petrichor ♥️

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