Our Rainy Day

A Poem By Hannah W. // 6/17/2009

Trumpet's notes as smooth as velvet
on old, musty antique couches
or forgotten, sweeping dress
hanging behind a bookshelf
full of yellowed volumes

Splashing, you and I,
across quiet streets
the drizzle making them shine
like silver keys, speckled with age
or all these leftover jewels
still sparkling in my eyes

Cobwebs and creaking stairs
and then out into the fresh air again
walking under dripping green awnings
flapping occasionally in the breeze
like startled birds,
ducks who like the rain

Flowers we see are only the stiff ones
stuck on hats, and dusty
becuase it's not quite spring here
so close to the chilly gray waters
made, so long ago,
even before those hats were

Wet shoes on carpet,
creeping along among old-smelling things,
our voices low, though happy
and giggling at that,
and peering at this
and wondering who it was that once sat
ladylike, upon this soft red chair
sipping from teacups
thin as eggshells

Maybe whoever it was is watching us
joined by every dusty memory
and after we leave and drive away,
the old van making huffing noises
like invisible horses flaring their nostrils
and clunking like hooves on blacktop--
then whoever it was will trace
her delicate hands over the things we've touched
and maybe imagine she hears
the music of the plinking piano
and the velevt-smooth trumpet,
singing to the tune or our rainy day.

Comments

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This was really lovely, Hannah. Awesome job!!!
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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

Clare Marie | Wed, 06/17/2009

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

I love...

I love rainy days. :) Sadly, we only get 2-7 here every year, and they're all in quick succession and everything closes down because people don't know how to drive in the rain and the roads flood because there's not proper drainage.
Anyway, you captured rainy days wonderfully. :)

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“The venerable dead are waiting in my library to entertain me and relieve me from the nonsense of surviving mortals.”
- Samuel Davies

Kyleigh | Wed, 06/17/2009

Lovely, really lovely. You

Lovely, really lovely. You captured rainy days (and antique shops!) really well.

~Erin~

"I was an idiot, I was a pompous prat, I was a - a -"
"Ministry-loving, family-disowning, power-hungry moron," said Fred.
Percy swallowed.
"Yes, I was!"
"Well you can't say fairer than that..."

Erin | Thu, 06/18/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

I can picture the whole

I can picture the whole thing, and all I can say is I wish I were there. I love rainy days, whether I'm inside or outside.

"It is man's inherent nature to scare himself silly for no good reason." - Calvin and Hobbes

Bridget | Thu, 06/18/2009

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

awww!!

I love your whole imagery of antique stores and rain!! This was a lovely, lovely poem!!

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"Nuts!"

~General McAuliffe
Battle of Bastogne

Elizabeth | Tue, 06/23/2009

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The Holy Spirit is the quiet guest of our soul." -St. Augustine

so pretty!

 so pretty! I love the poem, and the whole idea! its very homey. 

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" 'Nuts' is strictly negitive," 'Battle Ground'

Bernadette | Fri, 06/26/2009

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