Rain in April

Updated on April 7, 2017
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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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

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      Dora Weithers 

      18 months ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Audrey Howitt 

      18 months ago from California

      Thank you Rachel!

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      JL Reyes 

      18 months ago from Saturns Rings

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

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      Linda Crampton 

      18 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

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

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      Rachel L Alba 

      18 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      A very time appropriate poem. Thanks for sharing it.

      Blessings to you.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      18 months ago from USA

      The balding men and vacuous women got my attention.

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      mckbirdbks 

      18 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      18 months ago from Southern Illinois

      This is beautifully crafted! I love it!

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      Catherine Tally 

      18 months ago from Los Angeles

      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:)

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      Lori Colbo 

      18 months ago from Pacific Northwest

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

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      Bill Holland 

      18 months ago from Olympia, WA

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

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      DEBANGEE MANDAL 

      18 months ago from India

      An intense , fascinating poem. Worthwhile, enjoyable read.

      Have a good day.

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      manatita44 

      18 months ago from london

      You reflect the mood well. Brillliant!

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

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