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Rain and Stardust


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Furious with Zeus, a vengeful Hera searched the world
Until she discovered the most amazing young girl

~~A Native American with hair dark as the night
Atop a white steed she traversed mountains snowy white~~

“Let there be stardust,” the Goddess proclaimed with force
And the woman was stunned, soaring on a flying horse

“Let there be rain,” Hera chose to give her power
The girl rode above clouds, below her rain did shower

Forever Rain on Stardust would travel through the sky
With the powers of a Goddess as she rode on high

To shower blessings of rain on villages so dry
Rain sees the past and future, though she does not know why

The outcome surely not as Hera had intended
Zeus became enamored of Rain’s presence so splendid

He kissed the sky beneath her with bright rainbow arches
Today you still see them wherever Stardust marches

A Goddess rides now, but sweet Rain was once just human
And she remains bewildered by her own acumen

Olympian rulers outdone by their creation
For Rain and Stardust yet win human acclamation

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*By Carolyn Devonshire
Entry for “Rain, the Story”
A contest sponsored by Constance La France ~ A Rambling Poet ~

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire

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  1. Date: 1/16/2011 7:38:00 PM
    Ye-ay! Congratulations on your superb win in Constance's "Rain the Story" Contest"! Wonderful! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/14/2011 11:43:00 AM
    Many congrats, Carolyn, on your win with this stunning work. Wonderful take on "Rain" with the ancient Greek gods...Dan C

  1. Date: 1/14/2011 9:12:00 AM
    Congratulations Carolyn on your win in A Rambling Poet's contest "Rain,The Story". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 3:57:00 PM
    Gosh, I sure hope I had seen this before. because wow, there are already 60 comments here!! LIke many other of these rain stories, yours is simply magnificent. And the picture of a horse adds to it. A big congratulations, CArolyn.

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 12:44:00 PM
    Beautiful, exceptional rhyme and worthy win, Seafaress! Even the drawing is special! Congratulations on this Great win! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 11:20:00 AM
    wow..... rhyme of "human" and "acumen" ..... and images of kissing with rainbows....that's why your poetry is so worthy....well done Carolyn ! ! best wishes as always

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 9:43:00 AM
    Beautiful in every aspect and so wonderfully presented. Congratulations Caroly. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 8:25:00 AM
    Who could forget this amazing entry??? I knew when I first saw this would be a winner. This is one of the best art/poem pieces I've seen on P S !!! Congratulations dear Carolyn!!

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 6:27:00 AM
    Congratulations on the second place win in the contest of Constance, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 4:44:00 AM
    I didnt know your were and artist as well as a poet..wonderful win my dear LNC. I guess I should say as well as an artist with words..Love, BG

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 3:10:00 AM
    juat amazing.. the visuals add to the total charm of this marvelous piece, carolyn... BIG CHEERS for the great win! :) nette

  1. Date: 1/12/2011 8:56:00 PM
    Many Congrats Carolyn on big win with this imaginative verse.Best wishes/Luv - Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 1/12/2011 8:48:00 PM
    You continue to amaze me with your poetic prowess. Congratulations on your win in this contest!

  1. Date: 1/12/2011 7:57:00 PM
    This was a sure winner honey. Lots of congratulations for this win.

  1. Date: 12/22/2010 9:57:00 AM
    such a magnificent write Carolyn... Lay

  1. Date: 12/21/2010 6:00:00 PM
    another numero uno in my book, Carolyn as it should be here, Wonderful write and I don't know how you could got that horse on there so perfectly!

  1. Date: 12/21/2010 4:34:00 AM
    Carolyn this is one of the most amazing poems I have ever read. A top win I am sure.

  1. Date: 12/19/2010 11:45:00 PM
    wow, i'm running out of adjectives for you Carolyn, you never disappoint. then again who would want it any other way. just love your stuff. Harry

  1. Date: 12/19/2010 4:42:00 PM
    Thank you for supporting my contest.

  1. Date: 12/18/2010 8:32:00 PM
    Greek mythodology really unfolds the interest of younger generation, you have vividly connected rain on the goddess in the form of couplet, very interesting to read this, Carolyn. Good luck to you for this contest. (^_^) Noel.