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  Rain-Dancing Away
by Phyllis Jean Green
Saturday, April 02, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

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{{call it an antidote to doin' taxes;)}}



A drop.  Two drops.  Then the sky lets go.
Air turns to ocean, ocean to refuge.
Umbrella has to go.  I drop it in a bin
With an acid-streaked label says H e l
The  H meless.   Me, I am most at home
When rain is walling.  Steady shhhhhhh
Shushes the clamor.  My own personal
Cocoon,   Quilt great granny stitched
With arthritic fingers,  People gave
Her clothes that had seen better days,
And she cut them into triangles, circles,
And squares.  Pieced together, they
Told many a tale.  Still hear rain make
That unholy racket because the roof
Of her shotgun hovel was tin.  Deaf
By fifty, she blamed the sawmill
Down the road a piece that had killed
Her husband, thank-the-Lawd.  If rain
Rat-a-tatting on the roof helped, good.
Lot worse things than not hearing folk,

We shared a love of rain, the sunbonnet
Pattern, and quiet.  She lost a son to
A forgotten war,  Raymond was her first.
Sky, please don’t run out of water,
So good to swim in this warm silver
Sea.  To feel my way, you know?  To be
A child, unheard and unseen, as I wand
Myself to an angelfish or jump in a puddle
hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis  biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig.



(c) Phyllis Jean Green,  April, 2011





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Reviewed by Michael Jones 5/1/2011
Phylis, I can actually see you dancing in the rain and tossing your umbrella to naught! When I was a child I would lay in the grass in the most horrific of storms getting wet playing while it was thundering and lightening! Your poem is so consoling and well written. Peace!!!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/16/2011
Gorgeous -- what can I say? You make rain beautiful. Hope you're okay --

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 4/13/2011
Must be lots of energy in that old quilt - pieces of many. Your voice is so original. A pleasure to read.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/13/2011
Love your style daaaaahlin'. Patrick
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/12/2011
Images of the homeless, a rainstorm, and the child's glee at puddles to splash in. You've covered a lot of ground with this little piece.

Reviewed by JMS Bell 4/7/2011
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 4/5/2011
I too love a good thunder storm. You have written a splendid poem, Pea good to read you again

Reviewed by Chessly Nesci 4/4/2011
I love everything about the rain! I love the sound, smell, and how it feels when I dance in it naked! Great poem! Take care, Chessly
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/4/2011
Pea,you sure can write,have missed you,this is sublime!
Reviewed by Stephanie Webb-Dockery 4/4/2011
WoW Phyllis, you are an Incredible writer! I love it!!!
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 4/3/2011
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 4/3/2011
Rain stirs up all emotions; the payful one's the best. Hope you get a refund or a tax break.....Morgan
Reviewed by Jon Willey 4/3/2011
Pea, we hang some of our emotions in the falling rain drops to clear away the sadness and leave room for the incomparable memories such as those you have shared here. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by D Johnson 4/3/2011
You would have been right at home in Oregon, this past March we registered over 6 1/2" of rain, not counting snow. I really do like rain.

Reviewed by Liana Margiva 4/3/2011
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!! VERY TALENTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 4/2/2011
Dear Jean, this is a great poem about the cycle of nature. We just have to cope with it. Love Emile
Reviewed by Andy Turner 4/2/2011
So much joy and a sense of fun spontaneity within this write.

I love wearing nowt but shorts in the summer downpours and doing a Gene Kelly. :) This is the tonic!
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/2/2011
Oh, I do love this!! Love the tossed umbrella, the quilts made with arthritic fingers from worn out clothes-i could use a good strong healing downpour!!
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 4/2/2011
A startlingly profound poem Phyllis! and ooh, I'm a fan of rain too!
It frees up the mind, helps us contemplate those precious things and moments in life.
This is a beautiful antidote :)
Reviewed by Don Juan Amante 4/2/2011
this is a poem of grace and power, much enjoyed.
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 4/2/2011
The rain that flows from your pen, dear Phyl, is a curative for all things clamorous. Even those hellish taxes. I love to see you
dance. -gene.

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Carrboro Poetica

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Above and Below

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Spinning Straw: the Jeff Apple Story

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  1. The Crossing
  2. Mother Earth, Our Rock of Hope
  3. IT
  4. Spring in the Country
  5. Trees
  6. A Woodland Chat
  7. Seasoning
  8. Woods
  9. Nature's Free Gifts
  10. Whats Happening To Me?
  11. A Place
  12. Happy First Day of Spring!
  13. Feeding My Feathered Friends
  14. Deep In Autumn
  15. Full Moon In Taurus 11/06/14
  16. The Muskrat & The Cotton Mouth
  17. It Must Have Been Night
  18. The sun, moon and wind haiku ( western)
  19. On Frozen Pond
  20. Before the Dawn

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