Monday, October 4, 2010

Purple Rain


I got wet today.

It rained.

I happily trekked across campus through the lovely sprinkling of rain to realize that raindrops look pretty interesting on a bright purple. In fact, it looks really pretty. It reminded me of a song by LeAnn Rimes titled "Purple Rain" a tune that inspired me in FAWM 2008 to write a short piece titled "Almost Rain."

So, I dusted off my file directory and hunted around to find this old piece. It's a few years old (duh!) and I haven't touched or retouched it since the day I wrote it. Please excuse the roughness, but if you can follow the tune/rhythm, I hope it makes you smile.


ALMOST RAIN
The sky is clear
The wind is free
I see you
I see me

Almost rain
Almost rain
I can see you walking out
Before the storm rolls in

The sky clouds up
The wind is fierce
You talk to me
I talk to you

Almost rain
Almost rain
I can see you walking out
Before the storm rolls in

The sky is dark
The wind lives
You hear me
I hear you

Almost rain
Almost rain
I can see you walking out
Before the storm rolls in

The storm is here
The wind is strong
Stay with me
I stay with you

Almost rain
Almost rain
I can see you walking out
Before the storm rolls in

Rain-walking was fun.

And yes, I was wearing purple. That's what made it stick in my head for today.

G'night!

1 comments:

Joanne Sher said...

Beautiful picture - AND poem. I love rain too. LOVE you too!