Summer Rain – A Poem

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Tiny drops of stormy skies

Fall fast against my windowsill

A small smile falls into place

My fingers dance along

The chipped wood and paint

As though a piano

My mind lost in the melody

And the rhythm of a

Summer storm

This was written for @Dversepoets Poetry Prompt about weather

It was written while listening to Minuet I by Johann S. Bach. I encourage you to listen to the piece to understand the mood.

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About Gretchen Leary

I am 31 years old, I live in the Boston area, and I am writing from the perspective of an individual with Asperger's Syndrome.
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25 Responses to Summer Rain – A Poem

  1. fivereflections says:

    very nice

  2. janehewey says:

    i love listening to Bach and his works often remind me of rain. what a great idea to match words with a particular song. this is such a lovely piece. i feel its rhythm.

  3. janehewey says:

    and thank you for following my posts. I will follow your lovely blog as well. ~jane

  4. brian miller says:

    oh i can so relate to this one….def love the sound of rain…i would be -bop along to it…so soothing…

  5. Margaret says:

    rhythm of the rain…. so soothing!

  6. Claudia says:

    oh i’d play along the rain any time…what a concert..

  7. This is lovely, I’ve read only two of your posts so far and I think that music means a lot to you …

    • It means the world to me. Thankyou for taking the time to read my work. Ironically, I mention the piano a lot. I don’t really play, it’s a dream to learn though and I can envision playing…and I listen to a lot of piano when writing as well so it definitely influences my writing. I do sing though.

  8. Mohana says:

    rhythm of the rain…so lovely!

  9. Classical music and rain in summer are made for each other!

  10. lucychili says:

    a celebration of rain =)

  11. Chazinator says:

    The music of the rain brings peace and images of other worlds. Lovely. I think the image of the rain as a piano in your mind is great!

  12. ManicDdaily says:

    Very nice overall metaphor here. k.

  13. Laurie Kolp says:

    Love your fingers on the rainy windowsill like a piano, Gretchen! I’ll have to check out that piece. Thanks, too, for following me blog.

  14. Love the fingers dancing as though on a piano, lots of melody to be found in the rain.

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