rain song

rainflower

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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 Comments on “rain song

  1. 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.

    • 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!

      • 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.

      • 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. How beautiful these are, Susan.
    I especially love the first two. So perfect in black and white, and you have captured such wonderful detail in the petals.

  3. I did not know that poem. That last image especially catches me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Funny but I just recently found this and I never would have guessed that it was written by Langston Hughes! Thanks Cynthia!

  4. I don’t think of Langston Hughes as being a romantic, yet he speaks of rain so evocatively here. And your photos are stunning.

  5. Exceptional and gorgeous…When I walk through the garden after a rain I hate getting wet, but I also find the raindrops on the plants, the flowerโ€™s is truly beautiful. Thank you for capturing that and sharing it.

    • Me too Charlie. Those raindrops add a little something extra to an image. Thank you for always stopping by and leaving such nice comments here!

  6. 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!!

    • 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!

  7. So lovely – sorry I haven’t visited – things are crazy lately & it’s all I can do to post once or twice a week.

    • 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!

    • Thank you Sue! I think that after viewing those subdued black and whites, the red kinda pops out at you!

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