Sonny Rainshine


Sonny Rainshine Poems

441. Global Hardening 5/9/2006
442. Domestic Rituals 5/6/2006
443. Pandora's Prayer 6/16/2006
444. Fortunata Saves The Day 6/15/2006
445. Ophiciophobia 4/16/2006
446. Bias 4/9/2006
447. Letting Go Of The Leaves 7/23/2006
448. Enclosures 4/20/2006
449. Lazyboy 5/1/2006
450. Romantic Dialogue 7/2/2006
451. Lost (And Found) In Space 3/19/2007
452. Haiku: Revenge 5/7/2006
453. After The Sonnet Ends 5/9/2008
454. After Words 5/12/2008
455. Passive Voice 6/30/2006
456. Migrant Mother 4/29/2006
457. Grandfather's Face 9/7/2007
458. A Bow To Film Noir 9/11/2007
459. Holy Basil 5/13/2006
460. Bullying The Bully 7/29/2008
461. A Homeopathy Of The Heart 5/18/2007
462. Arrow Of Time 4/27/2006
463. Tea And No Sympathy 5/21/2006
464. Pointillism 6/4/2006
465. Last Summer Leaf On A Maple Tree 5/9/2006
466. The Wedding Ring 7/2/2006
467. Beds 3/26/2006
468. The Girl At The Bus Stop 4/14/2006
469. Five Day Affair 4/15/2006
470. A Wealth Of Piety 11/25/2006
471. Weathering 7/15/2007
472. Anagram 4 U 10/31/2007
473. Arguing With The Echo 11/25/2007
474. Haiku: Wildfire 5/22/2006
475. Haiku: Sweet Breakfast 5/31/2006
476. 3 Seconds Before The Shot 5/4/2008
477. A Wilderness Without You 4/11/2008
478. Fish Tale 4/22/2006
479. Haiku: Hail Storm 5/14/2006
480. 21st Century Rant 11/2/2007

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
is...

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Yellow Epiphany

This time of year
hundreds of pale yellow
butterflies descend upon
the early purple thistle
blossoms and daisies,
buttering up
the landscape.

Common as dandelions

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