rain worms

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rain poured

wind threw rain like a rag doll

rain poured

wind whipped rain, slapping it on the house

rain poured

wind hurled rain, leaving droplets on the screen

that fell slowly

like worms stretching, inching, slowly

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10 thoughts on “rain worms”

  1. This so captures the sound, feeling, and image of the wind and rain. Alternating wind/rain at the beginning of each line is highly effective … and, I never thought about sliding droplets looking like worms, but they surely do. Great accompanying sketch and connotation. Worm weather, indeed!

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  2. Oh. I just read the comments and realized I misread the words on your sketch. I thought you wrote “This weather is for the writers,” instead of “the worms.” I really like the verbs in this poem. There’s a lot of action…whipping, slapping, hurling, inching. It reminded me of a poem I read in college that appealed to my feeling of exhaustion on some long nights. I memorized it…cuz it’s short. Lodged, by Robert Frost The rain to the wind said/ You push and I’ll pelt/ They so smote the garden bed/ That the flowers actually knelt/ and lay lodged/ Though not dead / I know how the flowers felt.
    I don’t actually remember the line breaks. I made them up.

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  3. Like others who have commented here, I so appreciated the sound and fury you captured in this poem. I lived through that storm yesterday, too! In fact, the rain “slapped onto the house” revealed a leak in our sliding glass door that I will now need to attend to at some point. Thank you for this poem!

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  4. “Wind threw rain like a rag doll” I love that line. I love the poem. It is weather for the worms. Great sketch too.

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  5. Although the writing is not directly about worms, I thought of you and a prior piece you wrote on my run this morning. I ran by a spot where a few worms were in the road and a gently pushed them back to the dirt!

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