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You and the Rain MAG

August 31, 2008
By Rachel N., Wilmington, DE, Wilmington, DE

Barricaded in the Victorian farmhouse.
They don’t make windows this big anymore.
First I see the sky light up for moments
That expand and swell ever outward, alive.
Later the drops of warm, magic rain –
When it soaks up the pavement it smells just like love.

And as the lightning becomes more frequent
(The sky tinged purple for hours),
I feel so solid, so whole and unreal,
Just thinking of you and the storm.
Where my every atom pulses toward you I follow –
Retracing your footfall to the soft grass outside,
Toward memories of every time we didn’t touch.

And how I know that our lips, distinct and uncertain,
Are at odds with two hearts, so full and mature.
The second embrace boldly and without hesitation,
Entwined like lovers.
Beating as if this storm is the end of the world;
While I know deeply and purely,
That if they were right in their morbid prediction,
All that matters is the feel of the rain;
The rainfall and you.

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on Oct. 1 2011 at 3:54 pm
Lucy4himnotu ELITE, Richardson, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"I am Happy to The Point of Fear" -Ralph Waldo Emmerson

THis was absolutely beautiful. I saw it in my mind, this beautiful picture of the storm, as well as the comparison to the lover. Well done, beautifully written!

HillaryJo said...
on Jul. 4 2011 at 4:25 pm
HillaryJo, Anderson, Indiana
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This is beautiful! I love the lines "Later the drops of warm, magic rain - /When it soaks up the pavement it smells just like love" Oooh it give me goose bumps! Beautiful description, beautiful imagery, beautiful idea. Just beautiful!


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on Jun. 13 2011 at 11:13 am
spency SILVER, Irvington, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:

tres bien ca....good job....5/5 visit me

on Feb. 2 2011 at 2:47 pm
Meavescrete SILVER, Potomac, Maryland
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This poem is awesome. This line: "...our lips, distinct and uncertain,/ Are at odds with our two hearts, so full and mature..," kind of reminds me of Romeo and Juliet, especially Romeo. He was very immature, but he knew what he had with Juliet was real and true love.

on Aug. 9 2010 at 9:59 am
Homskllet SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
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Very well written. Really great.

on Jun. 11 2010 at 2:33 pm
mary.brodeur BRONZE, Westerly, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
"Cause sometimes you just need to throw yourself a party." of the best, simplest, thought out poems I have ever heard. Ahmazing!! :))

on Jan. 23 2010 at 8:07 pm
MorningStar15 DIAMOND, Orange, Vermont
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this is one of the best poems i have read in a really long time and i adore it deeply :D amazing job!

on Jan. 1 2010 at 12:00 am
Thethingiseek BRONZE, N Las Vegas, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
"May we continue not to judge man by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."- by
"The day we stopped fighting for eachother is the day we lost our humanity"-2012 movie
"No man is equivalent to the person next to him."me

I love this poem and I luv cloudy weather, it makes me think more. It's when my intelligance and creativity hits me the most.

on Apr. 29 2009 at 10:18 pm
blackamethyst GOLD, Centerville, Ohio
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I really like this poem. Rain is my favorite kind of weather. It made me think

yourmom said...
on Feb. 13 2009 at 5:57 pm
i really like this one alot!!!