Thursday, September 19, 2019

Summer Rain – v6

A break in the heat
away from the storm front;
No thunder, no lightning,
just rain, warm rain
falling near dusk.
Falling on eager ground,
steaming blacktop,
onto hungry plants -
Thirsty, turning toward the clouds;
Cooling, soothing rain.
Splashing in sudden puddles.
Catching upon open screens
that certain smell
of Summer Rain.

edited September 19, 2019
Summer Rain – v6

merging edits to version 5 and original
edited after listening to podcast of 7/23/19 of
“The Daily Gardener”
by Jennifer Ebeling
(she also has a Facebook group for the daily podcast, started in March 2019 at )
edited May 12, 2015
Summer Rain – v5
(editing version 3)
edited May 12, 2015
Summer Rain – v4
(editing version 1)
Edited April 24, 2013
“Summer Rain – v3”
(from original)
Edited August 13, 2012
“Summer Rain – v2”
of earlier poem, “Summer Rain”
written August 4, 2006 8:35
and edited 10:57
This poem was read on the Allegheny Front radio show
for August 11, 2012
It is at about 26:55 of the program.

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