Sonny Rainshine

Sonny Rainshine Poems

241. Imagining Home 7/28/2008
242. Duel At Sunrise 7/29/2008
243. Scene From A Reconciliation 5/15/2008
244. Wooden Phoenix 7/29/2008
245. You'Re Not The Same Person You Were A Nano-Second Ago 7/30/2008
246. Little Thoughts Like Gnats 7/30/2008
247. Dreaming Of Insomnia 7/30/2008
248. Yes And No And Yes 8/1/2008
249. Lingering Chatter 8/3/2008
250. Lovable 8/3/2008
251. Ricochet 8/4/2008
252. Beyond Despondency 8/7/2008
253. From Beth To Vickie 8/7/2008
254. Manual Work Works 8/8/2008
255. One Leaf Minus A Thousand 8/11/2008
256. Message To A Friend Who Has Become A Recluse 8/17/2008
257. Marionette 8/7/2008
258. Haiku 2 8/8/2008
259. Necessity Of Night 9/28/2008
260. Quantification Of Quality 9/28/2008
261. Still Life (With Flowers And Indifference) 11/26/2008
262. Orbiting Eagle 11/26/2008
263. Before Los Angeles 11/29/2008
264. Heart-Shaped Ruby 11/30/2008
265. Messenger 12/14/2008
266. Between The Stars And Me 12/14/2008
267. Infernal Wind Chimes 12/14/2008
268. Cannibal Tree 12/15/2008
269. National Forest Of The Mind 12/23/2008
270. Rainy Nights When The Highway Becomes A Looking Glass 12/24/2008
271. Familiar Things 12/24/2008
272. New York Stenographer,1942 12/24/2008
273. Liddy Soledad Was A Pretty One 12/26/2008
274. Not About Art 12/26/2008
275. Night, After Lovers' Quarrel 12/29/2008
276. Excavation 12/29/2008
277. Our Own Kind 12/4/2008
278. Crows In Snow 12/6/2008
279. Space Where The Birds Were 12/6/2008
280. Solid Geometry 12/6/2008

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

Fatalism Is Fatal

You gotta hand it to ‘em.
They are the masters of persuasion.
They’ve convinced us all,
yes, even me,
that war, like death and taxes
is inevitable, a fact of life.

Odd, too that war
encompasses the other two inevitabilities:

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