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Visions And Interpretations
by Li-Young Lee

Because this graveyard is a hill,
I must climb up to see my dead,
stopping once midway to rest
beside this tree.

It was here, between the anticipation
of exhaustion, and exhaustion,
between vale and peak,
my father came down to me


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The City In Which I Loved You
by Li-Young Lee

And when, in the city in which I love you,
even my most excellent song goes unanswered,
andI mount the scabbed streets,
the long shouts of avenues,
and tunnel sunken night in search of you...

That I negotiate fog, bituminous
rain rining like teeth into the beggar's tin,
or two men jackaling a third in some alley
weirdly lit by a couch on fire, that I


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We Refugees
by Benjamin Zephaniah

I come from a musical place
Where they shoot me for my song
And my brother has been tortured
By my brother in my land.

I come from a beautiful place
Where they hate my shade of skin
They don't like the way I pray
And they ban free poetry.


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There's A Dark Cloud Over My Head
by Leon Thomas Lee

There is a dark cloud over my head
With every move i make, every step i take
It keeps following me
Lord you know i want to free
Dark clouds, dark clouds, dark clouds
Now as the rain begins to fall, i feel so small
I'm always getting wet with the rain of prejudice
Look there is a mist of discrimation
And the fog of injustice
Dark clouds, dark clouds, dark clouds hanging over my head


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A Tree Telling Of Orpheus
by Denise Levertov

White dawn. Stillness.When the rippling began
      &nbs p;   I took it for sea-wind, coming to our valley with rumors
      &nb sp;   of salt, of treeless horizons. But the white fog
didn't stir; the leaves of my brothers remained outstretched,
   & nbsp;       &n bsp;       &nb sp;Yet the rippling drew nearer – and then
my own outermost branches began to tingle, almost as if
fire had been lit below them, too close, and their twig-tips
were drying and curling.
      & nbsp;       &n bsp;       &nb sp;       Yet I was not afraid, only


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Recent Rain Poems
by Christene Mae


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by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Yesterday I was in the parched, red desert, where it pours only seldom,
Bearing joy for varicolored cacti blooms, a silvery shower, very welcome.
This morning I deluged the green, pathless forest, at the dawn of purple.
Tomorrow, wet footsteps will travel, down the tree-lined street of myrtle.
In wild days of ago, my fervor caused floods, as I danced in dewberries;
Then a soft, yellow sun spun rich gold, making cherries and cranberries!
While there is gladness everywhere I go, my sporadic errors humble me,
Like an errant wind which blows off course, tenacious, golden honeybee!

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Rain, Rain Falling Down All Around Me
by Emily Krauss

Rain, rain is falling down all around me,
But my belly is full of laughter,
And I am enjoying the solitude of the evening walk I am on.

Rain, rain is falling down all around me,
And I am happy as can be,
Living in the moment and enjoying the weather.

Rain, rain is falling down all around me,
Watering the plants, watering the vegetables, watering the ground,


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On A Rainy Day
by Pijush Biswas

The sky is overcast with cloud-
The sun knows not where his pride lays;
A stolid day among untiring days.
Continuous thunders, or sounds, loud-
Make the day untrim
Dark and dim.

The Earth looks gloomy under veil
'Tis nothing but fearful symmetry
Can do him deviated from beauty


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by Yareli Rodriguez

Out the window,
The sky a void of darkness.
Water bashing onto the roof,
Pattering on the ground.
Each drop that hits the glass
Makes a small splash appear,
Melding into another bead.
The sudden rumble.
Then a delayed flash of light;
a streak of purple hitting the horizon.


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  • Conrad Potter Aiken
    Conrad Potter Aiken (32 poems about Rain)
    Conrad Aiken] (5 August 1889 – 17 August 1973 / Savannah, Georgia
  • Siegfried Sassoon
    Siegfried Sassoon (28 poems about Rain)
    1886 - 1967 / Kent / England
  • Philip Levine
    Philip Levine (26 poems about Rain)
    January 10, 1928 / Detroit, Michigan
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
    Edna St. Vincent Millay (21 poems about Rain)
    22 February 1892 – 19 October 1950 / Rockland / Maine / United States
  • Henry Kendall
    Henry Kendall (13 poems about Rain)
    18 April 1839 – 1 August 1882 / Ulladulla, New South Wales
  • Elizabeth Bishop
    Elizabeth Bishop (13 poems about Rain)
    8 February 1911 – 6 October 1979 / Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Li Ching Chao
    Li Ching Chao (11 poems about Rain)
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  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound (9 poems about Rain)
    30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972 / Hailey / Idaho
  • Duncan Campbell Scott
    Duncan Campbell Scott (7 poems about Rain)
    2 August 1862 – 19 December 1947 / Ottawa, Ontario
  • Reginald Shepherd
    Reginald Shepherd (7 poems about Rain)
    April 10, 1963 – September 10, 2008 / New York City
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