How a gentle rain, a soft rain shall drift
Upon my lonely night, and bring me rest
Like story-book music, beauty at its best,
It singeth songs so lovely and it lifts
My heart as I rejoice its subtle gifts.
Such wistful dreams of peace made manifest,
I lay my grateful head upon thy breast;
And sleep, at last, while on thy love, I drift.
I love thee as I love the touching rain
Which maketh us this soft, prismatic night;
I love thine happiness, I love thy pain
That I may ease with rain—and quiet light;
I love thee dearly as I would restrain
My tears which fall like gentle rain tonight.
This sonnet is part of a short sequence; click here to read it all:
The feelings shine through your words. Very evocative.
This is beautiful and creates a lovely mood.
Thank you so much. One never knows… It seems my “rain” series are favorites. I do love the rain. And I wrote quite a lot about it when I was young especially, and sad, and thought, at times, I might never see my love again.
Oh, and I almost forgot but YePirateGunn said you might like this one.
You are welcome! Yes, I think there’ s something about the rain that…attracts people. Not everyone, of course but I think it’ s fair to say there’ re quite many. And you have “knitted” this theme beautifully in your sonnets here there.
Thank you for the link – I checked and…yes, the YePirateGunn had spotted it rightly. But then…he couldn’ t be wrong. :)
I love the rain as well. this one of your poems that evoke Mono no aware in me, for some reason.
You are welcome. I’m going to read this several times more. When I reblogged the other day, one of your’s, a lady who says she never understands poetry, was wowed. You did a fine thing with that poem. She’s a good person and I have a feeling, she now “gets it” about poetry.
I read this comment a while ago. I wanted you to know I did not miss seeing it and appreciate it very much. One is always most gratified for having touched a new person, particularly when in a new way.
I would like to say I love your blog and the wonderful and beautiful things you share as well as the inspiration and smiles you bring in doing so! Thank you for being you and I hope even if you do not accept awards you will accept the sentiment expressed as I honor you with one. There is no prize that comes with the award other than my appreciation and being grateful you are part of our world and making a difference by sharing in such a positive way…
I have posted the award and link to it here I hope you will accept it or at least the sentiment behind it!
Thank you so much. I do not accept any kind of award; although it does afford me some considerable regret that I feel I must decline them.
Still, I feel as though your kind sentiments are more than enough reward for me. I have therefore changed the link to point directly to your most heartfelt site.