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Requiem in Rain
by Charlie

Friday, May 13, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Yet another rendition of this poem. Happy Birthday, Mom!


Requiem in Rain
Rain—Rain—Rain in my soul.
For the Quiet Woman with the Giant Faith
Rain—Rain—Rain in my soul
For the Bailer, the Baker, the Maker of Lace
Rain—Rain—Rain in my soul.
Torrents of thoughts now with bursts of light
Lover of Beauty, Giver of Life
Streaming sorrow, muting sight
for the Quieter, the Listener, the Gentle Wife.
Rain—Rain—Rain in my soul.
Pattering memories, welling pain
Watering the windshield of my brain
Subltling shock, emerging pang
Raining in gushes—drowning again
Swimming in the hurt of a waxing wane
Rain—Rain—Torrents of Rain!
Rain for her Soft and Gentle Face.
Rain for her Music and Defining Grace;
May her Song long Go On in an Infinite Strain.
Rain—Rain—Wonderful Rain—
Rain—Rain—Rain in my soul
for the Speaker of Wisdom, the Seeker of Names
—Rain—Rain—Rain in my soul
for the Mother in my Eden and her Nourishing Faith
Rain—Rain—Rain in my soul.
October 7, 2006


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Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 3/25/2015
Beautifully penned
Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/29/2011
In the context of loss, remembrance
and tribute, Charlie, the rain motif is splendid,
the repetitions enforcing the feeling,
being the rhythms and throb of feeling.

"Watering the windshield of my brain..."
is perfect!

Reviewed by Janna Hill 10/16/2011
I found my self putting a tune to this touching hymn and singing... That is odd considering I have zero talent in the area of music.
:) Janna
Reviewed by J Howard 8/20/2011
what a beautiful, painful poem; the essence often of our lives.
thanks for sharing
Reviewed by dan Rosenhagen 5/30/2011
Beautifully Penned Charlie, Yes the rain drowns us with experiences in hopes that we float, and if we do, it is to a place from which we come. Back to the source of love.

Thank you
Reviewed by stan nassano 5/21/2011
Quite a tribute, Charlie,I'm glad i logged on today, Iv'e missed a lot of great reads like yours' thanks
Reviewed by Axilea MU 5/16/2011
"for the Mother in my Eden and her Nourishing Faith" is a line that lingers in my heart. I remember this poem, or a slightly different version of it, I'm not sure. The beauty and energy throughout the second and third stanzas are astounding. I have never met her, but now I'm thinking of her...

Reviewed by Cryssa C 5/14/2011
Are the last two stanzas different? I posted my own birthday poem for Mom. And her rain continues on...

Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 5/14/2011
Beautiful. Liz
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 5/14/2011
Lovely indeed Charlie...Hugsss
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/14/2011
Beautiful poem, Charlie; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 5/13/2011
Charlie, what a lovely way to say Happy Birthday to your Mom. -gene.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 5/13/2011
This flows easily and is such a loving, enchanting tribute.
Almost feels like a sitting meditation, so perfectly peaceful.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/13/2011
Marvellous tribute write Charlie.

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