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Poetry Friday: Signs of Rain

March 31st, 2017 (06:00 am)
determined

Current Mood: determined
Current Song: Clearest Blue by Chvrches

The hollow winds begin to blow;
The clouds look black, the glass is low,
The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep,
And spiders from their cobwebs peep.
Last night the sun went pale to bed,
The moon in halos hid her head;
The boding shepherd heaves a sigh,
For see, a rainbow spans the sky!

- the opening lines of Signs of Rain

I have seen this piece attributed to an anonymous poet, and I've also seen it attributed to various poets in various collections. Does anyone know the true author?

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Comments

Posted by: (ext_1666092)
Posted at: March 31st, 2017 06:54 pm (UTC)

I don't know the true author, but I like these opening lines. Thanks for sharing it. =)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 31st, 2017 07:46 pm (UTC)

I like it, too.

Posted by: Violet Nesdoly (Violet Nesdoly)
Posted at: April 1st, 2017 02:52 am (UTC)

These lines are beautiful:

"Last night the sun went pale to bed,
The moon in halos hid her head;"

It would be nice to know who wrote it. Do you have the entire poem?

Posted by: Kay McGriff (kaymcgriff)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2017 12:02 am (UTC)
author unknown

I don't know who wrote these lines, but I do like them.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2017 12:48 am (UTC)
Re: author unknown

I like it, too. Especially the rainbow.

Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2017 05:25 pm (UTC)

This bit captures the ominous beginning of a rain storm!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2017 05:28 pm (UTC)

Glad for the rainbow at the close.

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