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Rain in April

Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

by:wintersixfour

by:wintersixfour

My #8 for National Poetry Month


April rain brings sonnets

written by bedraggled poets

seeking shelter

beneath sodden trees.


their romantic hearts

beat time in iambs, seeking

the right enjambment

to induce swooning

at parties of vacuous women

and balding men.


shall i write sonnets

to their angels, tears

waiting to flood,

or tercets to trees

their tenderness piercing veils

as i wrap myself in the warmth

of leaves



© 2017 Audrey Howitt

Comments

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 11, 2019:

Thank you JL!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 11, 2019:

Thank you Linda!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 11, 2019:

They get mine too Flourish! Thank you!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 11, 2019:

You are kind Mike! Thank you!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 11, 2019:

Thank you Ruby!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 11, 2019:

Thank you Catherine!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 11, 2019:

Thank you Lori!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 29, 2019:

Thank you Bill!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 29, 2019:

Thank you Debangee

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 29, 2019:

Thank you Manatita!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 11, 2017:

Audrey, either way your April sonnet gets touching reactions from your beautiful poetic offering.

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 10, 2017:

Thank you Rachel!

JL Reyes from Saturns Rings on April 10, 2017:

It's therapeutic and inspirational to walk in the rain. I could almost smell the rain right in my bedroom on this sunny day...

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on April 09, 2017:

I love your ability to create original and very interesting imagery in your poems, Audrey.

Rachel L Alba from Every Day Cooking and Baking on April 09, 2017:

A very time appropriate poem. Thanks for sharing it.

Blessings to you.

FlourishAnyway from USA on April 08, 2017:

The balding men and vacuous women got my attention.

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on April 08, 2017:

Hi Audrey - You instill such nuance into your work. A quietude not often found.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 08, 2017:

This is beautifully crafted! I love it!

Catherine Tally from Los Angeles on April 08, 2017:

Good morning, Audrey! I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Whether it's written to impress lovers of words or created to express the emotion that inspires it, poetry is a wondrous thing! I hope you have a nice weekend:)

Lori Colbo from Pacific Northwest on April 08, 2017:

Love the Vzucous women and balding men. We are sodden, soaking, and being deluged here in the Pacific Northwest.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 08, 2017:

Considering the fact we are drowning here, I should write something about the rain. Nah, yours is perfect, so why bother.

DEBANGEE MANDAL from India on April 08, 2017:

An intense , fascinating poem. Worthwhile, enjoyable read.

Have a good day.

manatita44 from london on April 08, 2017:

You reflect the mood well. Brillliant!

I am a balding man with a romantic heart. (chuckle)