Morning After Night Showers

Days drip gray upon my head.
My heart runs red like rain
That ever flows while living goes
Through pleasant breathing pain.
Would I knew why skies turned blue
And kept me safe from harm
I’d ever praise these rain-gray days
Extending youthful charm.

Text: Linked to dVerse Quadrille Monday hosted by Kim from Writing in North Norfolk. The word for the quadrille is “rain”.

Photos: “Morning After Night Showers”, above, and “Gray Day with Waves”, below.

Gray Day with Waves

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

69 thoughts on “Rain”

  1. Flowers look so much richer when they drip with rain! I love the colours in your Quadrille, Frank . I especially love the days dripping ‘gray upon my head’ and its reprise in the ‘rain-gray days’

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  2. You have some great images in this one.
    My heart runs red like rain
    That ever flows while living goes

    There are a lot of things also that we don’t appreciate because we fail to see their ongoing purpose. Great closing lines.

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  3. kaykuala

    I’d ever praise these rain-gray days
    Extending youthful charm.

    Rain has that uncanny ability after giving a good wash which was accepted involuntarily!


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  4. Beautiful poem. My favourite line is ‘blue skies keeping me from harm’.🙂
    I like the sound of this line too ‘my heart turns red like rain’ ….but I have tried hard to decipher it and I couldnt🙈. A lil help please?

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    1. I’m not sure I know what it means either. There’s the flowing red blood idea, but then that flow is not exactly like rain. On a next version of the poem I will likely revise that line when I get some distance from it. Thanks, Aweni!

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          1. Ok….I understand but many times I find with poetry it’s not about making it clearer. You let the reader make what they will or ask away like I did😁. And I did understand after your explanation. But I look forward to your update🙂

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      1. I think the rain and the blood was a perfect image, I thought of that immediately, water and blood are so much alike in their courses and streams, they are both present at our birth, elevated almost to the sky in our words and dreams, but always flowing, finding again, the Mother Earth.

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  5. ‘My heart runs red like rain’is a beautiful line and the photo of the red flowers goes with it so well… the whole poem is lovely bringing up images of life and nature.

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