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A Rain Song by Evaleen Stein

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A Rain Song

by Evaleen Stein

            Tinkle, tinkle,
               Lightly fall
  On the peach buds, pink and small;
Tip the tiny grass, and twinkle
  On the clover, green and tall.

            Tinkle, tinkle,--
               Faster now,
  Little rain-drops, smite and sprinkle
Cherry-bloom and apple-bough!
Pelt the elms, and show them how
            You can dash!
               And splash! splash! splash!
While the thunder rolls and mutters,
  And the lightnings flash and flash!
            Then eddy into curls
            Of a million misty swirls,
And thread the air with silver, and embroider it with pearls!

And patter, patter, patter
To a quicker time, and clatter
  On the streaming window-pane;
            Rain, rain,
               On the leaves,
                  And the eaves,
  And the turning weather-vane!

Rush in torrents from the tip
Of the gable-peak, and drip
  In the garden-bed, and fill
    All the cuckoo-cups, and pour
            More and more
  In the tulip-bowls, and still
            Overspill
  In a crystal tide until
  Every yellow daffodil
Is flooded to its golden rim, and brimming o'er and o'er!

Then as gently as the low
  Muffled whir of robin wings,
  Or a sweep of silver strings,
            Even so,
    Take your airy April flight
    Through the merry April light,
And melt into a mist of rainy music as you go!

 


 

Try our Spring Bunny dressed for a rainy day to go with this poem

 


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