November 5

Rainy Day

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Heavy chunky rainclouds rumble

For my bumbershoot I bumble

And raincoat

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Lightning makes me feel humble

Into my rainboots I stumble

In rainfall

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This weather makes others grumble

Into the puddles I’ll tumble

In rainstorms

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During my commute I mumble

Liquid windshield world a jumble

The rainscape

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Do not let the camera tumble

To catch the fleeting I fumble

A rainbow

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(A Compound Word Verse)

August 21

Rainy Day

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All this month’s rain has my flowers flopping

Poorly drained soils now a slip and slide

From humidity there’s no place to hide

There’s fun to be found in puddle hopping

Endless gray skies show rain is not stopping

Cut sagging blooms sit in a vase inside

The radar show the storm’s coverage is wide

And outside just everything is sopping.

The cut flowers brighten the gloomy day

Providing sunshine when nature does not

Sound of the rain on the roof eases

For some the rain creates a time for play

And other time to get soup in the pot

For so many the gentle rain pleases.

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(An Italian Sonnet)

June 2

Puddle Jumper

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Pulling these on for the most soggy of days

Dry socks, warm feet

Jumping into the center of puddles

Up down, repeat

Joy and laughter from a grown up person

Rain drop athlete

I will never begrudge a rainy day

As long as I can get outside and play.

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(A Cavatina Poem)