Saturday, April 14, 2012

April Rain Song by Langston Hughes

April Rain Song 
by Langston Hughes
Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk.
The rain makes running pools in the gutter.
The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night—

And I love the rain.

The spring poem I selected was Langston Hughes' "April Rain Song." I admired the way Hughes depicted rain on an April spring day and how rain carries with it this energy that transgresses to other living things. And reasonably more, the love I have for rain.

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