"Should every raindrop hold within a dream..."

November 7, 2011
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Should every raindrop hold within a dream,
I’d plucked the clearest from their dappled nest
And stow them hurriedly in my hat, lest
They should tumble, splitting at the seams
Threatening to spill what we alone deem
Sufficient to raise one above the rest;
The lesser drops are unintentionally blessed,
For dying is not always as it seems.
In ribbons I’d present to you my crop
Purified, condensed and magical.
There’d seem to radiate from the dream-drops
A cry; realizing that I am not
What I claim to be, they have giv’n all
And wept their tears: Their gold leaks without stop.

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jasont727 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 7, 2011 at 4:47 am
Another spectacular piece. I have always admired the qualities of raindrops...and you put it exactly into writing. Beautiful.
PrincessBubblegum said...
Nov. 28, 2011 at 11:56 am

Very beautiful.


Wonderment said...
Nov. 28, 2011 at 11:49 am
Just beautiful. thats all I can say
TotheSea said...
Nov. 28, 2011 at 6:03 am
Amazing!  I like how you title your poems with quotes from the piece.
EoinC replied...
Nov. 28, 2011 at 10:52 am
Thanks very much, I saw some other poets doing it and it looked like a good idea. 
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