Sonny Rainshine

Sonny Rainshine Poems

1. Life Span 6/4/2006
2. Finding What We Lost 6/8/2006
3. On 'Death Rides The Pale Horse' By Turner 6/8/2006
4. Stay 6/11/2006
5. Demarcations Of Time 6/11/2006
6. Ballad Of The Common Man 6/15/2006
7. City Vignette 6/17/2006
8. Nomads Going Home 6/23/2006
9. Falling Star 6/25/2006
10. Escape Route 6/29/2006
11. Noir 6/29/2006
12. Homme Fatale 6/30/2006
13. The Cannibal Tree 5/4/2006
14. Tung Trees 5/5/2006
15. Skipping Rope 5/5/2006
16. Hotel Amenities 5/5/2006
17. Proposals 5/5/2006
18. Love Is Like Dandelions 5/5/2006
19. Brown Recluse 5/7/2006
20. Don'T Drive Into Sedona 5/7/2006
21. The Butterfly Effect 5/7/2006
22. Quandry 5/8/2006
23. The Fly-Tyer 5/13/2006
24. Life Studies 5/13/2006
25. Malleability 5/13/2006
26. Whirling Disease 5/14/2006
27. Headline: Poet Arrested For Killing His Muse 5/14/2006
28. The Grass Is Greener 5/14/2006
29. Serendipity 5/15/2006
30. Tropical Sundown 5/18/2006
31. Quandry Ii 5/19/2006
32. Homesteader 5/19/2006
33. Bamboo 5/19/2006
34. Missed Calls 5/19/2006
35. Portrait Of A Lady Ii 5/20/2006
36. Medicine Man 5/20/2006
37. Repirations 5/24/2006
38. Inside And Back Out 5/24/2006
39. Intruders 5/12/2006
40. Working Poor 4/18/2006

Comments about Sonny Rainshine

  • Sherrie Z (6/11/2018 6:16:00 PM)

    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 (9/30/2007 5:07:00 AM)

    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.'

  • Aisha Sherazi (4/3/2006 10:21:00 AM)

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

Best Poem of Sonny Rainshine

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
chill of late September
to tear them off the page
of summer.

Persuasion doesn’t do it.
Sometimes in the middle of winter,
(the DEAD of winter, as they say)
you might see one shriveled
oakleaf, dangling from a frozen
filament of stem,
defiant, victorious.

Nothing likes to end;
the October wind invites
the leaf to tango in the frosty air.
A shy curtsey, a twirling turn,
a pirouette, then the dance

Read the full of A Leaf Refuses To Fall

Finding What We Lost

Where do you keep your joy?
Did you install it
in a strongbox or tuck it
in your wallet?

Have you given all your zest away—
Get it back!
It’s not something to sell
or to toss in a sack.

You say the travails of life
have snatched it away.
Relocate it. Take it back;
redeem it today.

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