Licht Years

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rain song



rainflower ll

morning shower

torrential downpours

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 nightโ€”

And I love the rain.

~ Langston Hughes

52 thoughts on “rain song

  1. Gunta

    Fantastic images (even the ones in B&W that I converted in my head) ๐Ÿ˜€ Especially love the poem since we rarely get any rain in the summer… I miss those warm, gentle summer rains I remember from days gone by.

    1. soonie2 Post author

      Now I’m curiOus Gunta…what color were they in your mind? ๐Ÿ™‚ I love a gentle summer rain too but this rain came down in buckets! The reason why a few flowers were upside down!

      1. Gunta

        A pale, delicate pink of course…. we get the buckets sort for much of the winter, then nothing for nearly the entire summer…. but I wouldn’t have it any other way except for a memory of dancing in that soft summer rain in the middle of Boston Garden…. back when I myself was a tender young age.

      2. soonie2 Post author

        You are spot on! Sounds kinda perfect to me…gets that rain out of the way so you can enjoy the outdoors all summer. Dancing in the middle of Boston Garden??? Ahh, to be young again!

  2. dianeschuller

    oh for heaven’s sake. I saw the leaf at Flickr but these other rain images are stunning! I know I keep telling you but I’m so envious and wishing I had a macro lens — your macros are really amazing.
    LOVE that we both loved and thought of the same beautiful poem!!

    1. soonie2 Post author

      Funny you should say that Diane because I don’t own a macro lens! I bought a set of cheap Polaroid close up lenses on Amazon. Sometimes hard to get a good focus, but they’re not bad! I think I paid 10.00 for a set!

    1. soonie2 Post author

      Please don’t apologize, I know how it is! I’m struggling myself lately to find the time to post and read everyone’s blogs…it’s a busy time of year!

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