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Poem: Miss Rain With The Blue Scarf


Miss Rain With The Blue Scarf

You know it's a bright day,

When she's with her blue scarf,

But once she unwraps it,

You see the grey beneath the blue.

Untangling her scarf,

Is meddling with her mood,

She'll leave you hanging,

Although it's not rude.

Her manners are real,

As real as her tears,

She cries truthfully,

Like nothing to fear.

She's sweet sometimes,

Sad at other times,

Either way she'll pelt down,

With memories in miles.

It's not that nobody cares,

They stop and stare,

At her control over traffic flow,

Not over her tears.

She is irresponsible,

She leaves her belongings behind,

Of flood, of puddles,

How stubbornly she drizzles.

About the poem

The poem describes what happens to Miss Rain if she removes her blue scarf which helps to keep her composure. Blue, because it's the colour of the sky before the grey clouds take over and it rains. It's necessary that Miss Rain wears a scarf because she's rain and the rain is cold. A few things to clarify are as follows:

"She'll leave you hanging" means that before it rains, you'll still see the blue sky but grey clouds at the same time. The scarf is actually grey underneath the blue. It's as if the rain can't make up her mind whether to rain. It's not her fault that it rains because "she cries truthfully". Rain is a natural phenomenon.

© 2019 Li-Jen Hew


Li-Jen Hew (author) on November 12, 2019:

Thanks Rochelle. Sorry, your comment was not under notifications so I was unaware of it!

Rochelle Ann De Zoysa from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on April 17, 2019:

I love getting wet in the rain :) Beautiful poem :)

Li-Jen Hew (author) on April 13, 2019:

Thanks for reading and commenting Chitranganda. :)

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 12, 2019:

Beautiful expressions, nice rhymes in your poem. Good to explain the theme.

Rainy season is my favourite. The whole atmosphere is so refreshing and rejuvenating.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful hub!

Li-Jen Hew (author) on April 07, 2019:

Haha, glad you found some improvement although I can't see it. All I know is that I made the meaning of the poem more obvious and simple this time. Thanks Sean.

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on April 07, 2019:

I can see many things, and one of these is your writing evolution!

Much Love!


Li-Jen Hew (author) on April 07, 2019:

Thank you Shaloo for reading and commenting.

Shaloo Walia from India on April 07, 2019:

Beautifully penned! I really long for Miss Rain as the temperature is soaring high in this part of the world.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on April 06, 2019:

Thanks Sean for your kind comment. Haha, how would you know I am developing fast?

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on April 06, 2019:

I wish to remember me when you become famous! I think it's a matter of time. You are developing fast! I am amazed and happy!

Always by your side!


Li-Jen Hew (author) on April 05, 2019:

Hi Jamie. Welcome to my page. Thanks for reading and commenting.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on April 05, 2019:

Hello Mary, thanks for reading and commenting! Miss Rain is a cry baby but at least she's being honest! Haha.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on April 05, 2019:

Hi Rinita. Dry spells, that's awful. Hope it rains nicely. Sure, happy tears is possible! Thanks for reading and commenting.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on April 05, 2019:

Hi Jodah, thanks for the compliment. She can remove her scarf when she visits, haha.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on April 05, 2019:

Thanks Bill for reading and commenting! I still remember that you wrote that you do your writing with a system and your wife can do steps here and there and get the same outcome! Good lesson to me.

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on April 05, 2019:

Beautiful poetry. Jamie

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on April 05, 2019:

Li Jen, I really enjoyed this poem. I'll think of this each time it rains. Yes, Miss Rain cries truthfully.

Rinita Sen on April 05, 2019:

As we have been experiencing dry spells for a few months now, your poem makes me long for rain even more. The personification is deep and meaningful. She cries truthfully, indeed, but maybe at times they are happy tears? She controls not just the traffic, but also the harvest. Wonderful, Li-Jen.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on April 05, 2019:

Oh how I welcome Miss Rain. She can remove her scarf anytime when she comes to visit me. Nice poem and very creative. Well done Li-Jen.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 05, 2019:

Very creative mind, you have, giving human characteristics to Nature. i love your process and approach.

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