Rain

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.

68 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!

    Hank

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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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  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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