Read to Me — A Poem A Day — Day One

April Rain Song, by 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
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 is definitely one of my favorites. Hughes was a distinctive voice of, and within, his own era, yes, but it his simplest works, the ones that reveal sweet, fleeting memories that first allowed me to hear that amazing voice of his.

Happy National Poetry Month! I intend to celebrate by posting A Poem A Day … twice! Once, for those published poets for whom I carry great love, and again, to indulge in a little writing of my own. “Today” is my first installment, and the image featured on that page was captured by the lovely and talented Sheila Creighton, my favorite photographer here on WordPress.

Yes, I am still working on the z-fic, and the t-fic. Even so, I intend to indulge in thirty days of poetry love.

What are y’all reading & writing?

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