Forgivingness of Summer

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #57 – “Don’t Rain On My Parade!  (posted by Kim)
“Join us in writing rain-drenched poems in the hope that together we can magic up a big enough umbrella to keep the rain at bay this Monday! Just be sure your 44-word poem contains some form of the word rain.”

Rain is more palatable
as a summer shower.
Little silver drops brushing
bushes and diamonding
dahlias. While a winter rain is
gray, cold, and foreboding,
its summer cousin promises
rainbows even as sprinkling
continues. Chances are
summer rain will end before
moonlight is revealed.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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36 Responses to Forgivingness of Summer

  1. Waltermarks says:

    I like that Sarah. i had never compared the feel of Summer rain with that of Old Man Winter. It is lots better now. There, you’ve picked up my mood, yay


  2. Grace says:

    I love short summer showers ~ Specially admire this imagery: diamonding


  3. qbit says:

    “diamonding dahlias” — perfect verbing!


  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    Spring and summer rainbows are beautiful.


  5. kim881 says:

    I love all kinds of rain but I agree that ‘Rain is more palatable / as a summer shower’, Sara. I love the lines:.
    ‘Little silver drops brushing
    bushes and diamonding


  6. mhmp77 says:


    Chances are
    summer rain will end before
    moonlight is revealed.

    One just can’t get enough of a good thing!



  7. diamond is an excellent verb… the poor winter rain has no chance…
    Summer rain is like a silk scarf
    Winter rain is a threadbare shawl

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  8. I love the contrast here between rain in different seasons. So much nicer with color.


  9. sanaarizvi says:

    Oh gosh this is so exquisite! I love “diamonding dahlias” 💜💜💜


  10. annell4 says:

    An especially lovely piece!!! The ending of the summer rain ending, before moonlight is revealed, perfect! Although it doesn’t always happen….


  11. lynn__ says:

    Love the beauty of that summer rain…easy to forgive 🙂


  12. Jo says:

    “diamonding dahlias” – I love this phrase!


  13. jillys2016 says:

    Nice use of the alliterative – sounds like the repetition of rain 🙂


  14. This points out what we all had to decide for ourselves for this prompt- what kind of rain, in which season? Summer silver drops brushing and diamonding are much easier to take.


  15. I like this take on the prompt. I too never thought about the difference between winter rain and summer rain. Nicely done.


  16. Janice says:

    I love this comparison of summer and winter rain…there certainly is a big difference!


  17. Mish says:

    A beautifully written comparison of rain “cousins”. Love it.


  18. MYRNA ZACH says:

    Strolling in a summer’s rain is hard to beat



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