Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Day in the Life: Poems for Rainy Days

In the Emeryville Children's House, we have been studying three poems about rain this week. We would like to share them with you.

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 Song of the Little Ducks
by Carmen Bernos de Gasztold
(adapted from the French)

give us a flood of water.
Let it rain tomorrow and always.
Give us plenty of little slugs
and other luscious things to eat.
Protect all who quack
and every one who knows how to swim.

The Red Wheelbarrow
by William Carlos Williams

So much depends
upon a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white

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