Delicious Drizzle MAG

May 19, 2015
By SofiaMiller SILVER, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
SofiaMiller SILVER, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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Safe in tufts of swollen ash
Bloated pillows shield the sun
Turning gray as time goes on
Scraping across the golden sky
Tumbling toward the lower world

Ridding toxins from its belly
Stretching, broken, plunging others
Pouncing, pinging at the warm dirt
Joining with its neighbors
Tiny bullets pelting tin roofs

Wakened from soaked soot and grime
Floating up to settle home
Rolling on the drafts of air
Freshness lingers in the wind
Sugared drops tickle my tongue

The author's comments:

I chose to use the trochaic pattern of syllables for my poem about rain because I found its sing-songy rhythm to emphasize the feeling one might get before, during, and after rain. For me personally, rain makes me feel excited, refreshed, and elated. Also, the trochaic pattern sounds similarly to the beating of rain on a rooftop or a window. The trochaic tetrameter is a strong syllable followed by a weak syllable.

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