Words are Gifts

Like Rain

A waterfall

Journeys to the ground

Sheets of rain


Fresh downward trail

This covering so cool and mellow

A collection, strings of beads


Until it shields and cools you down

A natural partition

it is.

Photograph: Taken at my sister’s garden, today.

6 responses to “Like Rain”

  1. Juliette, just reading this poem is helping with the Alabama heat! Your “strings of beads” image is particularly powerful — thank you for sharing it!

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  2. Love this poem Juliette. Thank you!

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  3. What a beautiful picture created by your words to match the visual you shared. “Journeys to the ground” is a perfect way to describe it.

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  4. What I love about this poem is the way your line breaks give us that waterfall of rain. You’ve also chosen your words (especially those verbs!) so deliberately as to create just the right images for your readers. And I can picture the shelter from the rain as well, and what it provides. Just…beautiful.

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  5. What a wonderfully evocative poem, Juliette! I love it!

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  6. Ooh, how beautiful! It has been raining here the last few days and I love it so- I will have to try a rainy day poem. The strings of beads really is a strong image.

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I am am Elementary school teacher at an International IB School in Accra, Ghana, West Africa. I write with groups of writers, such as Teach Write.


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