Cigeng Zhang

Gold Star - 14,116 Points (China)

The First Rain Of My April - Poem by Cigeng Zhang

Open the window
Listen to the sound of rain
The same singing pearls
The familiar crisp notes
My early April’s drizzle
How soft and shallow
like the hair of baby willow
Thin and gentle
The young grass
Has a cozy partner
Dancing with her
The first pace of April
- a menuetto
Simple and refreshing

Topic(s) of this poem: spring


Comments about The First Rain Of My April by Cigeng Zhang

  • Daniel Brick (4/15/2015 7:52:00 AM)


    What a lovely and delicate photo of a willow- it fits your poem, a perfect marriage of words and picture. The opening line of your poem is perfectly pitched - OPEN THE WINDOW - that is as much say, no more winter enclosure. it's the freedom of the same air outside and inside and they are both sweet harbingers of summer. // Here; s a name for you ROBERT BLY, one of the leading American poets and a fellow Minnesotan. From the distance of poetry readings and reading his books AND the occasional meeting him at a gathering, I've come to know Bly - to know his poetry which is of the highest quality. I want to share this with you, and by a happy accident, Bly has just published a new book made up of his CHINESE INFLUENCED POEMS! ! I got a copy for you and he signed it. I wanted to give you an American poet who shares my state and state of mind. I am so happy I can give you his poems (Report) Reply

    Cigeng Zhang Cigeng Zhang (4/18/2015 7:20:00 PM)

    Thankk you very much for your warm comment dear Daniel. Look forward to reading Robert Bly's poetry as you mentioned here.You make my day.I treasure your kindness.Blessings to you.

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  • Kwai Chee Low (4/5/2015 3:41:00 AM)


    Lovely poem. I am especially enamoured by your words 'like the hair of baby willow'; this image picturesquely depict and define the softness of the April rain. Thanks for sharing, Cigeng. (Report) Reply

    Cigeng Zhang Cigeng Zhang (4/6/2015 8:30:00 AM)

    Dear Kwai Chee, it was kind of you to give me the nice comment.Thank you.

  • Kelly Kurt (4/2/2015 12:55:00 AM)


    I could almost hear the rain, Cigeng. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Cigeng Zhang Cigeng Zhang (4/3/2015 12:47:00 AM)

    Dear Kelly, the soft rain of spring was really soothing. Thank you for sharing.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 2, 2015



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