Girl in the Rain–Quadrille

Such rainy rain

fell–

dropped

for days it plopped,

then finally stopped,

so she could play

in shiny coat and

rubber boots,

skipping and prancing

and stomping and splashing

into those puddles

dashing–

Asked why, she replied

to step into the rainbows,

hiding inside.

 

 

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This is a quadrille for dVerse, where Kim has asked us to write a poem about rain.

I’m getting sick of rain and writing about rain, but then I remembered a recent conversation I had with one of my now-grown daughters.

28 thoughts on “Girl in the Rain–Quadrille

  1. I love the title and the image, Merrill, but most of all I love the simplicity and innocence, especially ‘rainy rain’ and the rhymes in the lines:
    ‘Such rainy rain
    fell–
    dropped
    for days it plopped,
    then finally stopped’
    and my favourite thing to do,
    ‘skipping and prancing
    and stomping and splashing
    into those puddles
    … to step into the rainbows,
    hiding inside’.

    • Thank you very much, Kim.
      I would walk around the neighborhood with my younger daughter while my older daughter was in school, and I was reminding her of this–and then she mentioned about wanting to step on the rainbows in the puddles.

  2. This is wonderful. Just when we have had enough, let us bring out a child and watch them splash around. Better yet, let us join them!

  3. To step into rainbows! How wonderful, Merril. I love that. I will think of stepping into rainbows the next time I splash around in the puddles. 🙂

  4. Rain does get a bad rap but you have captured it’s joy and magic in this piece. Children still know it and can guide us back into the wonder of it all.

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