Cathy Smith

Green Rain - Poem by Cathy Smith

one droplet at a time
began to fall on
a leaf bouncing up
and down

i was sitting underneath
the foliage in the rain
watching the rivulets
trace new streams down
through the moss and
small plants and
green ferns
i shivered
from the cold rain
the arms of the forest

formed a secret
umbrella dancing
like leafy
piano keys playing
and also
bowing singly
over my head

wet, green fingers
the lush downfall became
in its connection with
the player piano
leaves, which
appeared above -
all at once - high across
the upper boughs
of the waving branches
of a large pine tree

leaves fell in the wind
and stuck on
the tree trunk above me like
the little green
of a toad

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Form: Free Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is copyrighted by me, Cathy Smith in Apple Cider,1993. The photo is from my back yard. There is a little biographical information which would paint this poetry with a brush that i
really think is necessary. i was homeless the entire time i was writing the chapbook 'Apple Cider'. i panhandled across the entire country from coast to coast, living in shelters and taking the Greyhound from place to place. 'green rain' was written in one of my many favorite places, Harvard Yard which is quite beautiful to sit under the very very old trees in a light rain. see more in Apple Cider on Kindle and Nook and my website at: or join me on Google Plus.

Comments about Green Rain by Cathy Smith

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/15/2015 9:43:00 AM)

    Of a toad that came out of the rain. Nice work. (Report) Reply

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  • Souren Mondal (11/7/2015 10:16:00 PM)

    Vivid imagery and beautiful words... I could actually feel the sensations.. Thank you for sharing Cathy.. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (10/25/2015 4:20:00 PM)

    Well written, Cathy. Your notes were interesting and informative. Thanks (Report) Reply

    Cathy Smith (10/25/2015 5:18:00 PM)

    thanks kelly. i will read your poems, too. i will post more of mine in the future. have a good evening.

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/25/2015 3:34:00 PM)

    Drop of green rain speaks many things here with wise image as shared in interesting manner.....10 (Report) Reply

    Cathy Smith (10/25/2015 5:19:00 PM)

    thanks kumarmani. i will post more poems in the future. this is pretty much my style.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 25, 2015

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