Spring Rain Crescendo

Purple Irises in Rain

Rain plops
Plink, plink
Pitter, patter
Crack of thunder
Howling gusts
Shake the windows
Rain drums sideways
Young plants flatten
Trees bend sideways
Dry earth drinks deep
Lemon tulip petals scatter
Blacktop steams and hisses
Pollen washes into soil
Puddles swell to lakes
Wind softens, sighs
Drip, drop, stop
Greens deepen
Flowers glisten
Birds sing
I listen

Copyright 2015 Brenda Davis Harsham

Note: We are having a dry spring, and we need rain. If we don’t get rain soon, we might be dancing for it like the children in the fairy tale, Rain Dance. This poem is a prayer for rain and a celebration of Poetry Friday, where poetry falls like rain on a dry earth. The host and poetry gathering point this week is Random Noodling. The hostess, Diane, offers a quote by Mark Twain and a poem about sanity. Worth a look! Write a poem for kids or quote one by another, and you can join the fun by visiting and contributing your link. Here is a bonus poem by a favorite author:

April Rain

Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain. 

Langston Hughes

45 thoughts on “Spring Rain Crescendo

  1. Pingback: Spring Rain | Friendly Fairy Tales
  2. I can almost feel the rain splashing in the way you wrote that, has a great rhythm! I’m sure that would make a very good spoken word with the right voice and a perfect music track with it.

    May you have rain Brenda, and everything be fresh as a daisy! 🙂


  3. You captured many aspects of rain and hope your chant and dance for rain may bring some drip plops! We had some flooding of creeks, rivers and roads here. Sending a spirit filled wish for your drought to end, Brenda! xo


  4. I had Little Miss here on a day after a heavy rain, but also during a light sputter, so she could in fact jump in the puddles on the driveway. May we continue to listen to nature with our whole hearts.

    Thanks for your visits. 🙂


  5. Brenda, there were many parts of this poem that resonated with me. First of all, the last line is a reflective one with the addition of the word listen. The imagery is vivid and the photo looks like it was captured after the rain dropped. I have an online global gallery that I am designing called Spring’s Symphony. If you are interested in having this poem included please let me know. You can see the invitation at http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2015/05/may-blossom.html.


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