Thursday, May 8, 2008

rain, rain


Oklahoma City starts being teased by 80s in April, with a high frequency of them in May. By summer, 90s and 100+ temps settle into the air here for suffocating heat. Lately, we've had our share of sunshine and thick warmth. However, for two nights, we had heavy pouring rain, a dance of pitter-patter, whooshes, and gentle rumbles. Yesterday, it rained all day - so soothing. In the afternoon, tornado sirens did their eery song while heavy wind and small tornadoes moved through the city. Still, the change was a nice break from constant sun.

Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain.
- Langston Hughes

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