Friday, April 22, 2011

Poetry Friday - A Shower

I'm still reading the poetry of Amy Lowell. This piece was published in 1919 in a volume entitled Pictures of the Floating World.
A Shower
by Amy Lowell

That sputter of rain, flipping the hedge-rows
And making the highways hiss,
How I love it!
And the touch of you upon my arm
As you press against me that my umbrella
May cover you.

Tinkle of drops on stretched silk.
We murmur though green branches.
This poem and the book it was published in are in the public domain and have been digitized and made available by Google. You can read the entire volume simply by downloading a copy.

Week 3 of National Poetry Month continued with the following poetry in the classroom posts.
15 - Family Poems
16 - Feline Felicity
17 - In the Garden
18 - Snakes
19 - Small Things
20 - Notable Women
21 - On Your Feet
The round up is being hosted by Kate Coombs of Book Aunt. Do take some time to enjoy all the terrific posts this week. Before you go, be sure to check out this week's poetry stretch results. Happy poetry Friday all!


  1. Lovely! This will help me remember to take joy in all the rain that's forecast for the weekend!! Happy Easter!

  2. Gentle and lovely...especially those last two lines. Thanks, too, for the link to download the volume...a treat!