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i believe that the rain drops from the skies for the sole purpose of seeing her smile.

her smile is brighter

than a thousand suns, the moon

and all of the stars

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this is my submission to ~

The Thursday Think Tank #67     at     Poets United  a FABulous site for poets ~ check them out! and don’t forget they are accepting submissions HERE for their second poetry anthology ~ you have until 31 December 2011 to become a member if  you haven’t joined already!
prompt:   rain

Haiku Heights is hosting  “The Height of Haiku Challenge” this September ~ for the daily prompt click HERE  and join the fun!

Height of  Haiku Challenge Prompt #25    at   Haiku Heights
prompt:   any topic

this is my submission to the    Monkey Man     for the   Sunday 160
{there are exactly 160 characters if you count every letter, space and punctuation mark.}

the above form is a “haibun” ~ prose followed by a haiku

A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning.

~  James Dickey

“the sound of silence”

silence

is   the

sound

between

rain
ᵟ   drops

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Vladimir Horowitz plays Chopin’s “Raindrop” Prelude in D flat Major, Op.28 No.15

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“The Sounds of Silence”   Simon & Garfunkel     TheStaticAirwaves

SILENCE IS ALSO WHAT WE HEAR ABOUT  ONE OF  THE MOST IMPORTANT,  MOST NEGLECTED AND MOST BASIC OF HUMAN RIGHTS ~  CLEAN WATER.

clean, safe water is scarce all around the world. water is taken for granted in “developed” countries. over large parts of the world, humans have inadequate access to potable water and use sources contaminated with disease vectors, pathogens or unacceptable levels of toxins or suspended solids. such water is not wholesome, and drinking or using such water in food preparation leads to widespread acute and chronic illnesses and is a major cause of death and misery in many countries…..Read More

if you want to do something to help, there are legitimate charities which are working to provide access to clean water ~ from a “straw” which filters water as it is drunk to water pumps powered by children playing on an old-fashioned merry-go-round. digging wells may seem simple, but how does one know where to dig? and where would the very strength to dig come from if  everyone is ill from drinking contaminated water? {always check out a charitable organization before donating ~ to see a list of unverified organizations,  click HERE }

we all need to be conserving water because there are major droughts and global warming which may ~ no, will ~ cause fresh water shortages around the world in this century.  everyone can do something to help by using less water.

this was my submission to ~

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OpenLinkNight ~ Week 6   at   dVerse ~ Poets Pub    a Fabulous site for poets ~ spend some time at the Pub!
link up any poem you’d like

The Poetry Pantry #63   at   Poets United   a FABulous site for poets ~ check it out!
submit a new or old poem

Prompt 181   at   One Single Impression
prompt:   silence

Will Write for…   at   POETRY JAM
the prompt is to write a poem an issue which i care about ~ clean water

thanks for such an important prompt, brian! and for all you do to make the world better for everyone.

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i am also participating in ~

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NaBloPoMo

Post A Day

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20 responses to “·ᵟ· δ ·· rain drops ·· δ ·ᵟ·

  1. I enjoyed this… especially the first and second one.

  2. Reflective thoughts that leave one in a lingering mood to appreciate this natural resource~

  3. I love both the picture and the poem. Great job!

  4. playful words, beautiful imagery….

    Happy Sunday.

  5. The smile of a child in the rain certainly has that precious feeling, especially if she’s yours.

  6. love your piece.

    way to go.
    keep those beauty of poetry pouring.

  7. Taking joy in the rain helps keep one sane when it rains and rains and rains. Splashing in puddles helps. Thanks for playing along with the Sunday 160.

  8. magicalmysticalteacher

    A smile that bright deserves to be memorialised!

    Seed-Feathers and Wayside Pool

    • isn’t she beautiful? she probably has no idea that her photograph has brought joy to so many people. thank you so much for your visit and comment! ♥

  9. Great post, love the way you worked the bit about silence!

    • thank you, Andy. i copied the post because i wanted the information about clean water and decided just to leave the “silence” poem too. i really enjoy doing visual poetry forms. {smile} i appreciate your visit and kind comment.

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