Silver Rain

April 25, 2016

Rain through living room window

Rain through living room window

In Time of Silver Rain
by Langston Hughes

In time of silver rain
The earth
Puts forth new life again,
Green grasses grow
And flowers lift their heads,
And over all the plain
The wonder spreads
Of life,
Of life,
Of life!

In time of silver rain
The butterflies
Lift silken wings
To catch a rainbow cry,
And trees put forth
New leaves to sing
In joy beneath the sky
As down the roadway
Passing boys and girls
Go singing, too,
In time of silver rain
When spring
And life
Are new.

Raindrops on window panes

Raindrops on window panes

Fallen peony flower with raindrops

Fallen peony flower with raindrops

 

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One Response to “Silver Rain”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    The photos are beautiful, Rosemary. And, I’ve never read that poem before. It’s a nice one, too. It did make me smile to realize the influence of outside events on our reading of things. When I read “silver rain,” I immediately heard the tune of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” Our minds do strange and wonderful things.


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