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Rain On The Roof

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Madame Chipmunk
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Rain On The Roof



What is it about the sound of raindrops on the roof?
the rhythmic pitter-patter when skies are grey
and the day looks sad

what is it about that sound, that calls up long forgotten memories?
of roseate happy times and grey sad ones
and the splash of droplets on the window
blown by an angry gale

What is it about that simple sound
that feels like a big warm hug
on a cold windy day?

Why does the sound of rain on the roof
make me feel safe and loved?
connected to the world
in a way I cannot explain with words
as if I were woven into a tapestry of humanity
a small fragment
a tiny part of a great big universe

raindrops fall on rooftops
wherever God sees fit to shed her tears
and cry for all the world's sorrows

and when God cries
I feel her big warm hug
telling me
that everything will be okay
that is what I love
about the sound of
raindrops on the roof

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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1 posted 03-31-2002 11:50 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

oh I hope you know how much I love this!!!
for me, the sound of rain, the feel of it, all of it actually, makes me feel happy, but it's a unique happiness, in a moddy broody kinda way   keeping this one!
Madame Chipmunk
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2 posted 03-31-2002 11:59 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

Thanks so much, Sue...
I also love rainy days and gloomy, dreary ones...much better than the bright sunny ones.
Its as if the dreary days have "soul"
and everything looks prettier when wet...all of the colors deepen....and I especially love that sound of raindrops on the roof.
~lots of rainy day hugs~

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Precisely!!  All we have to do is listen!
You writing is so sensitive and filled with tender emotion.  
The picture was an added bonus, is that your house?

Hugs to you Lyra~

[This message has been edited by BluesSerenade (04-01-2002 12:15 AM).]

Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks Lori, I'm glad you enjoyed the words.
Thats not my house but I wish it were...
Actually I really love my condo, but I have always wanted a greenhouse room and have never had one....
I really appreciate your sweet reply...
~sweet cloudy hugs~

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(smiles) YAY!!! I love the rain so much too for the same reason, sweet friend, because I feel it is Her emotions come out and Her tears will purify us all and keep us safe and warm in joy! (kiss on cheek) This is a symphony of delight, sweet friend, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Lyra, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton
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I love staying in bed when it is raining..gives me such a cozy feeling ...love the picture too sweet lady..hugss to ya..

               ~Victoria
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Lyra,
what it is about you and me and rain on the roof. This is charming and makes me want to go and dance in the rain which is beating outside my window.
Kethry

Here in the midst of my lonely abyss, a single joy I find...your presence in my mind.  Unknown


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How well you return me to my days in Michigan, when "everything turns darker in color"...Michigan is wonderfully full of trees...and I remember how blessedly peaceful I felt in a Michigan rain...
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Madame, I think you have found something that everyone loves and expressed it so well.

Nothing goes better with rain on the roof than a warm fire, a glass of red and a good friend

Dee

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Hello Madame Chipmunk

How very well I think we all can relate to your wonderful words.  Was that picture taken at your home and if so I bet you do a lot of your writing at that lovely table? I know I would - what a beautiful place!

Take care.....Sue

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I totally relate to this...yes...rain on the
roof can be sooooo sooothing....Yet,  so
exasperating when you have small children
running around the house....aching to get
outside...  

Thank You Lyra...Hugs!
Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks Noah...I think that there is something poetic about a rainy day...
Most people love the bright sunny ones, but most of the poets I have met, seem to love the rain and also dark dreary days...
Maybe these kinds of days are more introspective...
~wet soggy hugs~

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Thanks Victoria...I agree with you...
The best thing about staying in bed on a rainy day is that no one can say "why aren't you outside, enjoying the beautiful weather?"
The truth is you are inside...enjoying the cozy rainstorm.
~lots of cozy hugs~

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks Keth...Like I said to Noah(see above) I think its a poet thing....
We probably think better when the sun doesn't shine brightly in our eyes...
rainy days are so much more introspective than sunny ones....
  ~lots of poetic hugs~

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Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks Karilea...Why don't you come back and visit me in Michigan and we can share a nice rainy day together...I think that would be lots of fun.
~rainy Michigan hugs~

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Thanks Dee...you make that fire and that wine sound so very tempting...and you are right...they go so well with a rainy night.

~big friendly hugs~

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Thanks so much, Sue...
No that isn't my house...I wish it were though.  I have a lovely condo, but I have always wanted a greenhouse room and have never had one.  I think it would be a perfect place to spend a nice rainy day...
~nice rainy day hugs~

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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Thanks so much, Barry....I agree with you about the small children...thats why we always had a big supply of kids video tapes for rainy days...and I guess I was lucky because, like myself...my kids also always loved rainy days...they always found something to keep them busy.
~rainy rooftop hugs~

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I think it'ss the pitter patter that makes the rain sound on a tin roof so appealing..and soothing to the spirit..nice write

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Lyra,
Whenever it rained I headed straight for the attic to sleep. Didn't God tell you the rythm of music makes you dance and the rythm of rain sooths the soul. She told me...
BTW, I love it.
Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks so much for your reply, Martin...
I agree with you, but I don't think that the roof has to be tin...
Actually our living room has a cathedral ceiling with skylights and the rain on that roof is so very soothing...and I love the way it looks when it splashes down on the skylights....
~rooftop hugs~

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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Thanks so much, Larry....and I think you hit the nail right on the head....the rhythm of the rain does soothe the soul.....thats a great way to put it. I'm glad she told you that.
~lots of rainy hugs~

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