The Voice of the Rain

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The Voice of the Rain

And who art thou? said I to the soft-falling shower,
Which, strange to tell, gave me an answer, as here translated:
I am the Poem of Earth, said the voice of the rain,
Eternal I rise impalpable out of the land and the bottomless sea,
Upward to heaven, whence, vaguely form'd, altogether changed, and
yet the same,
I descend to lave the drouths, atomies, dust-layers of the globe,
And all that in them without me were seeds only, latent, unborn;
And forever, by day and night, I give back life to my own origin,
and make pure and beautify it;
(For song, issuing from its birth-place, after fulfilment, wandering,
Reck'd or unreck'd, duly with love returns.)

- Walt Whitman

I feel a very strong attachment to this song, I've never made anything like it. I composed it in the rain, I think it reflects all the emotions I've been feeling lately. It took only 2 days to make, everything just came to me, it's almost as if it wrote itself. I'm still in disbelief that I created it.

Rain/thunder/birds samples are from Freesound.org

Thanks F-777 for helping me brainstorm a title. I happened to find this poem when googling my prospective title, I decided to dedicate the song to it.

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Simply Beautiful

no other words can describe it

Heart Changing indeed.

Although im not the soft type, This song can you can feel emotionally. At the point of rage in your heart this song can cool you down. It makes you feel like your falling peacefully as if you were a small rain drop. Just falling with no purpose at all just to enjoy it. In other words. It is tear dropping. Beautiful.

So soothing

As I write this, it's actually snowing where I am, but this music fits it as well as it would rain. Simply beautiful.

love this..

this was the first song i heard when I first found newgrounds i've been looking for this for a while :)

Beauty that invokes wonder..

Thank you for this song.. it's beautiful. I must criticize the repetitive beat, which could have been altered slightly at some point in the song, almost to mimic the varying intensities of rain. Otherwise this is perfect, calming ambiance.

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4.80 / 5.00

Dec 3, 2008
1:21 PM EST
File Info
6 MB
5 min 15 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.