Rain Dance

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The dance of rain

on window pane, all misty grey

the dance of rain.

The first few drops, a slow pavane,

the lightning flash, a sky ballet,

to boom and crash, twirling away

the dance of rain


This poem is in response to Jane Dougherty’s poetry challenge. This week’s challenge was to write a Rondelet using the prompt “summer storm” and the photo above.


33 thoughts on “Rain Dance

  1. I think I’ll stand outside and read this to the sky. We could use some rain, and it’s such a beautiful poem that I think the sky might decide to give us rain in return for hearing it. πŸ™‚

  2. This was a lovely way to salute rain and pirouette into a dance, building to a crescendo, Merril!
    I really could sense the build up in your pretty rondelet poem. I would like to think of the beginning, tinkling sound of raindrops on a hummingbird feeder, then the slightly louder sound of pellets of rain on a windshield and the crashing of cymbals at the storm’s peak!
    Can you tell I was in band for 8 years? πŸ™‚

      • Well, I didnt say I was a good clarinetist, has ha!
        I did feel I became more in tune with how the “waves” of music fit into our lives so well, Merril.
        I like the “Peter and the Wolf” musical performance, with each character having a certain few notes to represent their character. πŸ™‚

  3. Lovely. You’ve captured many a memory I have of those first few moments before the deluge. Only piece missing was the mad dash to get those clothes off the line.
    We’ll done.

  4. Pingback: Poetry challenge Summer Storm: the entries – Jane Dougherty Writes

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