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Just before the rain

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Just before the rain

I’m happiest when the weather is gloomy and threatening rain. Its tendency, this low pressure, forces most people to remain inside comfortable houses. Outside becomes much quieter assuming a shushed quietus that wouldn’t normally occur if the day were a sunny one; so I pray that this low holds fast concealing the intrusive sun behind the looming overcast while I revel in its stillness and its lugubrious bleakness.

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  1. Date: 5/17/2012 7:29:00 PM
    '...lugubrious,' now there's a cool word! Great cadence and rhyming, and a wonderful subject!! I share your pleasure in gloomy weather. BRAVO Alfred. Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 5/13/2012 7:57:00 AM
    It is most unusual to hear someone say they are happiest when the weather is gloomy and threatening rain. We've just had the wettest April on record and just long for sunny days again. You made me see things in a different light. We should always appreciate the rain.

  1. Date: 5/12/2012 9:44:00 PM
    VERY nice. there is a certain blissful peace in the lull. Love your words in this poem

  1. Date: 5/12/2012 9:01:00 PM
    "Lovely. Can feel it's beginning to rain. Awesome. Toquyen"

  1. Date: 5/12/2012 7:28:00 PM
    I LOVE IT! Few people know that the low barometric pressusure, on rainy days, lowers the pressure in our bodies, making us sluggish, and sleepy. It's Beutiful! I miss Germany again, damn it. lol