Sonny Rainshine

Sonny Rainshine Poems

281. Solid Geometry 12/6/2008
282. Turn Of The Page 1/2/2009
283. Wanderlust 1/3/2009
284. The Abbess Of The Abyss 1/3/2009
285. Impenetrable 1/4/2009
286. Western Fantasia 1/6/2009
287. Extra Ordinary 1/7/2009
288. Raw Honey 1/8/2009
289. Land Of Abandoned Journals 1/10/2009
290. Genuine Naugahyde,100% Polyester 1/14/2009
291. It's Only A Bit Of Fruit 1/17/2009
292. Damage Assessment 1/19/2009
293. Sky Between The Trees 2/9/2009
294. Icy Emotions Buzz 2/12/2009
295. My Dog Is Not An Existentialist 3/11/2009
296. Violet Haiku 4/23/2006
297. Intergalactic E-Mail 4/28/2006
298. Sunrise 4/28/2006
299. Mayan Temples 4/28/2006
300. The Disgruntled Catfish 5/2/2006
301. Haiku—storm 5/2/2006
302. Haiku: Sheet Lightning 5/4/2006
303. Haiku: Shangri-La 5/5/2006
304. Haiku: Slip 5/5/2006
305. Haiku: Iced Tea And Geraniums 5/10/2006
306. Haiku: Writer's Block 5/19/2006
307. Strange Seance 5/19/2006
308. Haiku: Winter Sleep 5/20/2006
309. Haiku: Vulnerability 6/7/2006
310. Interview With A Dubious Lunatic 6/11/2006
311. Haiku: War Games 6/23/2006
312. Pretense Enough 6/2/2007
313. Caroline Puts A Damper On The Blues 9/8/2007
314. Cheap Noir 9/14/2007
315. Snapshot: White Horse, Grazing 9/20/2007
316. Memento Mori: A Memo 9/20/2007
317. The Space Between The Space Between 9/20/2007
318. Inhospitable Places 9/29/2007
319. When Blue Is Blue Enough 11/11/2007
320. Haiku: Chrysalis 11/12/2007

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

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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