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I've always loved the rain, for as long as I can remember. Since when I was a little girl sitting in the dark with my grandmother in her enclosed porch listening the rain drops drum on the tin roof above while watching the lightening role in over the lake, to this day when I wake in the morning to a wet street and dripping leaves with a smile that feels something like relief.

Here is a poem that I often remember when I walk through the rain as I did this morning.

A Line-Storm Song
by Robert Frost

The line-storm clouds fly tattered and swift.
The road is forlorn all day,
Where a myriad snowy quartz stones lift,
And the hoof-prints vanish away.
The roadside flowers, too wet for the bee,
Expend their bloom in vain.
Come over the hills and far with me,
And be my love in the rain.

The birds have less to say for themselves
In the wood-world's torn despair
Than now these numberless years the elves,
Although they are no less there:
All song of the woods is crushed like some
Wild, earily shattered rose.
Come, be my love in the wet woods, come,
Where the boughs rain when it blows.

There is the gale to urge behind
And bruit our singing down,
And the shallow waters aflutter with wind
From which to gather your gown.
What matter if we go clear to the west,
And come not through dry-shod?
For wilding brooch shall wet your breast
The rain-fresh goldenrod.

Oh, never this whelming east wind swells
But it seems like the sea's return
To the ancient lands where it left the shells
Before the age of the fern;
And it seems like the time when after doubt
Our love came back amain.
Oh, come forth into the storm and rout
And be my love in the rain.

Posted 4.24.2006 10:36:51 AM

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organgrinder wrote:
I can't help but get a feeling of needing to go somewhere in the rain especially when he says There is the gale to urge behind
I could use that help gettin there
Posted 4/25/2006 5:10:09 PM
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