Sonny Rainshine

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Education: MA English; BA French.
Profession: Software trainer for health care organization.
Hobbies: Avid reader and movie buff. Light hiking and long walks in the woods.
Favorite Poets:
Wallace Stevens
Robert Frost
Robinson Jeffers
Antonio Machada
Rilke
Most of the 19th century Romantics, William Carlos Williams, and a host of others ...

Popular Poems
1.
A Leaf Refuses To Fall

The leaves don’t let go
that easily either. It takes a bluster,
a filabuster of north wind,
and the wasp-sting of the first
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2.
100 Fireflies

He stayed up half the night
collecting one hundred fireflies in a mason jar.
Just before midnight he unscrewed the lid
and released them inside the screen porch.
...

3.
1 Is Easy

One sex, one race,
one religion, one face.
One thought, one nation,
one dream, one altercation—
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4.
Apology For Poetry

Some say that people
who like poetry
live in a rarefied world
populated with pretty words
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5.
Art Forgery

In what she referred to as Reverse Art,
she decided to re-create
Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”
in an arrangement of real blooms
...

Comments

Sherrie Z 11 June 2018

Hi, Sonny - I am doing an art / science activity for children at a community Wind Festival in Euclid, Ohio. I am using the seeds that are blown by the wind - like maple seeds. I like your poem very much and plan to use it with our art project. Thank you!

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Val Morehouse 30 September 2007

Assisted Living is perfect. I think you have to have been through it to know it and write about it. See my 'Waiting for the Folks.'

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Aisha Sherazi 03 April 2006

I just love your poems! Keep up the wonderful writing! ! !

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