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Sunday

When it rains

When it rains
I’ll watch with renewed awe
the maniacal swaying of trees
the lightning and thunder

When it rains
I’ll look up at the sky and wonder
how bears, horses and dragons
can all turn into drops of water?

When it rains
I’ll pull out my mud print dress
and gambol in the liquid chatter

When it rains
I’ll wear a silly grin on my face
and hum a song

When it rains
When will it rain?
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(Penned before the rains began in earnest!
Inspired to some extent by the song from the movie 'Singing in the Rain')

22 comments:

  1. I felt the pleasure of rain on your Blog .. lovely writing !

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  2. Thanks, Deepshikha!

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  3. We felt like that yesterday when rain came back to us after taking a long sabbatical. Good poem.

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  4. I have heard of it raining cats and dogs, but bears, horses and dragons?

    Love the rain, it makes everywhere appear clean and fresh again.

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  5. an enjoyable read! the child within is awakened specially the thought of those cloud figures turning into raindrops. smile, there's a rain of thoughts :)

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  6. Thanks Vivin, Bendedspoon.

    Tino, as kids we imagine clouds to look like so many different animals.. those are the bears and dragons :)

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  7. We all remember the rain when it is absent for a time. Not this year, though!

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  8. We're having nothing but rain and wind right now. This makes me want to go out and play in it!

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  9. I love cloud watching ... as well as the sound of a good rain ... unfortunately, we have neither at the moment. This was a fun post ~ thank you for sharing.

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  10. Indiwriter...

    You have a surprise here

    Someone is Special

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  11. Your beautiful poem is like a spray of fresh rain drops .Longing for rain now.
    "When it rains
    I’ll look up at the sky and wonder
    how bears, horses and dragons
    can all turn into drops of water?
    -my fav lines though I simply love all the other lines too!
    Butterflies of time

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  12. "I’ll pull out my mud print dress" I love this line. You certainly captured the sense of magic when I see the rain. I used to love going outside in stormless showers and just run around

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  13. Such lovely thoughts and new images on rain! Best wishes for all your writing found you on jingle poetry!

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  14. "liquid chatter" awesome metaphor, love it :) nice piece, have fun at the potluck!

    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/omega/

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  15. poetry started to give a rainy day thoughts in my mind....Love Rains ...my all time favourite..

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  16. poetry started to give a rainy day thoughts in my mind....Love Rains ...my all time favourite..

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  17. the rain can be such glorious fun!

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  18. I love this! Although we finally got some sun...maybe the rain that pummeled us this past week will come to you. I guess this is a lesson in being grateful for what we have when we have it.

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  19. Thanks all.. glad you enjoyed the poem. Rain brings out the child in us..

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  20. "And gambol in the liquid chatter" is a great line. I love how you capture joy in this poem.

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  21. Thanks Linda. I did spend some time finding the right words.

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  22. Hi, I'm John. I really like your poem "When it Rains". I believe that really good poetry brings emotions or memories to the reader, and yours just did that to me. In fact I may even be inspired to write a poem about the memories that just flashed through me as I read your poem. Thank you for that....

    johnallenrichter.wordpress.com

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