Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Pop up shower, cooling spray and Rain (poem)

- This late afternoon rain shower that popped up. I like watching rain like this from my living room and how it leaves the air feeling so fresh.

- Another good road race memory from Monday: smiling city workers positioned beside open fire hydrants - open so participants could walk through the cooling spray of water.

- I leave you now with a poem by Shel Silverstein (sounds so Garrison Keillor!) I like his poems because they speak to the child in everyone:

Rain

I opened my eyes
And looked up at the rain,
And it dripped in my head
And flowed into my brain,
And all that I hear as I lie in my bed
Is the slishity-slosh of the rain in my head.

I step very softly,
I walk very slow,
I can't do a handstand--
I might overflow,
So pardon the wild crazy thing I just said--
I'm just not the same since there's rain in my head.

9 comments:

Fireblossom said...

I love rain too, if I'm inside and cozy.

ileana said...

I love Shel Silverstein! He lived in Keys and everyone loves his "Sidewalk" poetry book! (Forget the name now.)

Rain cleanses the soul...I love it, too!

Happy Wednesday, amiguita!! :)

Mama Zen said...

I want some rain!

Riot Kitty said...

Those last two lines are my new mantra.

Lynn said...

FB -

Same here. :)

Ily -

I love him, too - I ran across the poem a little while ago and thought I would use it sometime when it rained. And it did. I hope your Wednesday was happy, too, my friend!

Mama Zen -

It's been pretty dry here, too, so it was good when it rained.

Riot Kitty -

lol! I'm glad I could help with that. :)

Granny Annie said...

Right this minute I am hearing a light rain falling on our roof. It is a comforting sound. Love that poem so much! LOL

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

I love the sound of rain on the roof, too. Lovely.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Thanks for the cute poem, had never read it before.
It's raining to beat the band out there tonight! I like the refreshed air this time of summer too-

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

I love a summer rain.