Monday, June 03, 2013

Something to Remember This Spring

Yes, I know I am to be positive and look on the optimistic side of things. But we just finished the wettest May on record and the 5th wettest month, EVER, since records have been kept. Overall I would lean toward these wondrous words of of of our great American poets, Langston Hughes:

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
-Langston Hughes
But on the other hand this spring I think I prefer Shel Silverstein:
I opened my eyes
And looked up at the rain,
And it dripped in my head
And flowed into my brain,
And all that I hear as I lie in my bed
Is the slishity-slosh of the rain in my head.

I step very softly,
I walk very slow,
I can't do a handstand--
I might overflow,
So pardon the wild crazy thing I just said--
I'm just not the same since there's rain in my head.
-Shel Silverstein

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