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Gentle Summer Rain

She writes about Fall's beauty in the rain 
The falling raindrops' dance ascribing thence 
Bespoken verse that lightens her refrain 
before the time they met - her steps commence. 

She listens to the soft and rhythmic thrum, 
her love turned to escape and cloudy string 
Where nimbus mistletoe fell, tears to become 
Their kiss of Autumn was symbolic ring. 

The first light cotton mists with summer rays 
While skyward cheerful laughs adorn the land, 
their ceremonial dance diffuses grays, 
affectionate embrace, where dreams expand. 

Upon September's sky the raindrops gleam 
With half of hidden Sun to laugh and beam.

--------- 8-29-13

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013

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Date: 11/30/2016 10:38:00 PM
Enjoyed the sonnet very much. Wonderful expression! Love to read more poems like these, Dear Poet.
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Date: 9/24/2016 4:54:00 PM
linda, thank you so much for entering my contest :) you are so very talented congratulations on your win! Hugs Eve
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Date: 9/24/2016 2:50:00 PM
beautiful sonnet :) congratulations on your placement :)-luloo
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Date: 9/24/2016 9:53:00 AM
Beautiful PD....Congrats on your win
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Date: 8/7/2016 10:16:00 PM
love celebration... Grace by rain drops Okay... spectaculular scenery
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Date: 1/2/2015 4:16:00 PM
Hello Linda... what an impressive sonnet. Loved the topic, rhyme, and flow. Thank you Linda-Lindsay
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Date: 9/3/2014 2:53:00 PM
A very well written sonnet. Considering you do so much free verse I'm very impressed.
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Date: 7/27/2014 6:58:00 PM
I love the rain so much more now! Thank you for this!
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Date: 7/18/2014 7:58:00 AM
This is a great nature sonnet, Linda. Flows so well with the perfect rhyme and meter. I love the imagery which could so easily be seen and felt. Wonderful, my friend.... Robert.
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Date: 7/14/2014 12:11:00 AM
A perfect sonnet in both rhyme and meter that tells a wonderful story. The only suggestion I would make is to replace "and " with another word as it is only a filler word. I would suggest "while'.
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Date: 6/16/2014 8:09:00 AM
They are predicting rain here today, Linda. I think I'll sit at the window and read your beautiful poem. I love sonnets and this one is wonderful. With respect and kinship.... Robert.
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Date: 6/9/2014 11:24:00 PM
PD This is a very soothing and sweet write. The imagery pulls the whole write together with charm and softness. Thank you for the great comment on my Butterfly poem.
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Date: 4/12/2014 12:53:00 PM
Great poem Linda, very graceful, inviting!
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Date: 1/22/2014 8:13:00 PM
I love to walk in the summer rain especially at night along the shore, When i was young it seems like a life time ago, i'd sit on a log and walk the fish come out of the water just for a split second and than dive below it's true during rain storms you could watch them do this it was cool cheri
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Date: 12/30/2013 10:04:00 AM
I read several of yours (just now) and, though I see the power in your words, I feel unworthy, due to lack of true poetic understanding, to comment. This one is simple and lovely.
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Date: 12/27/2013 7:50:00 PM
Really a wonderful nature poem well done here, and thank you for your comments on my work also sorry so short but not feeling so well. cheri
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Date: 12/20/2013 7:00:00 PM
Lovely and compelling. Love the rain...Love the rain. Good job on this. xo Jon
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Date: 12/6/2013 1:30:00 PM
How bright a piece with the earth element and love winding through this piece P D, really good reading today..!
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Date: 11/13/2013 9:53:00 AM
A beautiful poem. Love and rain are a beautiful combination.
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Date: 10/28/2013 11:00:00 AM
Glad to see you expanding into the sonnet form! [She listens to the soft and rhythmic thrum,] very nice metered line, a lovely feeling to speak! Light & Love
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Date: 10/27/2013 10:39:00 PM
Vivid image with a sense of being tuned in with mother nature. You can feel the rain with each line. Job well done as always Linda, again, thanks for sharing.
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Date: 10/24/2013 4:32:00 AM
"Till you I never saw the sunset on Biscayne -- Till you I never heard a gentle summer rain." -- This phrase from "Till You" was brought to mind. You have captured the essence of the beauty of just listening.... Love ya .... Jake
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Date: 10/23/2013 9:54:00 PM
Such a wonderful feeling of being one with nature. Thank you for reminding I don't have to be on the edge all the time . It's good to just relax . Be happy;Michael
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Date: 10/5/2013 5:56:00 AM
Hi Linda,Congratulation on your great win.Last two line are so strong.
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Date: 10/4/2013 6:47:00 PM
A very beautifully written piece of poetry. Great team work! Congratulations to you both!
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