Quote of the Day

4.04.2008

Friday Poetry: Rain Poem by Elizabeth Coatsworth


Rain Poem

The rain was like a little mouse,
quiet, small and gray.
It pattered all around the house
and then it went away.

It did not come, I understand,
indoors at all, until
it found an open window and
left tracks across the sill

~ Elizabeth Coatsworth






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:: this post is part of the Friday Poetry roundup hosted by Becky's Book Reviews.





4 comments:

TadMack said...

I'm always amazed at how the photographs on your blog match so well with the poems. Gorgeous..

I love the idea of the rain as a little bit of animal that creeps around and goes away and leaves the occasional track - but fortunately no droppings. I think in Glasgow, it's a bigger animal, nothing petite like a mouse, because the tracks are VERY noticeable! Still, I'm grateful that it does come and go... and eventually it will go for more than ten minutes at a time!

Karen Edmisten said...

I love this, and my girls will, too!

Becky said...

I love Elizabeth Coatsworth, and I'd love some rain right about now.

Thanks, Suzanne : )

Matt Linton said...

Hi Suzanne,

I was wondering if you'd be so kind as to tell me the name of the book that Elizabeth Coatsworth's Rain Poem appears in?

My email address is: matt.linton @ qsa.qld.edu.au (without the spaces around the @).

Her work is marvelous!

Thank you in advance.


Matt Linton