Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Poetry Tuesday: "Rain" by Shel Silverstein


Rain


I opened my eyes
And looked up at the rain,
And it dripped in my head
And flowed into my brain,
And all that I hear as I lie in my bed
Is the slishity-slosh of the rain in my head.

I step very softly,
I walk very slow,
I can't do a handstand--
I might overflow,
So pardon the wild crazy thing I just said--
I'm just not the same since there's rain in my head.


--Shel Silverstein

40 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

I get such a kick out of Shel Silverstein. Thanks. And I'm beginning to feel just like that myself.

TechnoBabe said...

I am drawn to unusual pictures and this photo of the clothes pins on the line speak to me. Immediately I move into story mode. Gosh, these clothes pins were left behind when someone removed dry clothes from the line. And they benefited from a rain so they have bragging rights now and can hold their wood heads higher. Ha.

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

LOVE Shel Silverstein. He's one of my absolute favorites. My kids always enjoy hearing his poems as well. He's too funny. Thanks for the great poem today. Happy Tuesday! ☺

Shopgirl said...

haha, what a funny and lovely poem. I love the rain and having it fall on my head. That explains a lot really ;)

ds said...

Perfect Tuesday poem. "Slishety-slosh"--gotta love Shel Silverstein! Thanks.

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

He's the best poet ever. Love him.

Madi and Mom said...

LOL I feel the same way when I have water in my ears...
Great whimsical poem.
Madi and Mom

RĂ³mulo Vela (Mole) said...

Lovely poem!!!! :0)

Baby Sister said...

I LOVE Shel. :) Thanks for the lovely poem!!

Brian said...

That was cute, I liked it!

Marg said...

Lovely poem. Actually, I kind of like lying in the bed listening to the rain but wouldn't want it in my head or ears. Try to have a good day.

Madi and Mom said...

Hi BB
Thankfully Mom and I don't have a virus...our friends at Dog Daze do though.
Hugs Madi

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

love this poem- although it is hot and sunny here!

Out on the prairie said...

I have a reason I now why i have been slogging around.Its trying hard to drip more today.

A Tale of Two Cities said...

You can't beat Shel Silverstein. Reminds me of the days when my kids and I would laugh and laugh reading his books!

Brian Miller said...

excellent...i love shel...his verse are so playful...

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Loved the verse very much.

Thanks for the visit and comment.

Yvonne.

KLZ said...

I love Uncle Shel the best. Always a great way to start the day. Or to middle the day.

blueviolet said...

He's always been a huge favorite of mine. I wouldn't let the kids take the books with them. I have them all here with me!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Poetry with humor! I like it.

Old Kitty said...

Oh I so know the feeling!!

What a fabulous poem! Thank you! Take care
x

Linda said...

As I've mentioned before, I'm not really a poetry kind of girl, but this one made me smile.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

We've had so much rain here in the northeast this poem is perfect.

Ms. A said...

Huge fan of Shel. Speaking of rain... we finally got a little. Not enough to cure the drought.

Pat said...

Unfortunately, this is the kind of poetry I can REALLY understand! Go Shel Silverstein!

Daisy said...

I love Shel Silverstein. Great poem, Betty. Thanks for sharing it. :)

Eva Gallant said...

I like poetry I can understand!

Ann said...

what a cute poem and it totally explains what my problem is. I think I'll skip making that doctors appointment now...lol

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Hee hee. That's silly, Betty. :)

faye said...

we need the slishity-slosh ..
too dry and hot and too many
fires raging... just more reasons
for me to stay indoors with the
AC purring .

Sand Castles and Snow Forts said...

Chocolate has been restored if you want to visit once again. :)

Catherine said...

Yup... that rain poem sounds about right for here. Tell that sun to quit eating cookies and get to shining and getting rid of some of this rain!!! :)
xo Catherine

Eve said...

I love Shel Silverstein!! Thanks Betty!

That Janie Girl said...

Please bring some of that wet sloshy stuff here...

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

That's such an amazing picture. So simple, but so perfect.

Pat Tillett said...

I love that one. He is so funny and whimsical...

Shan said...

Perhaps that is an explanation for so many aspects of my life. I'm going to stand on my head and see if I overflow right now.

Theresa Milstein said...

It's been raining here for DAYS! Won't stop. Perfect to read right now.

The Adorkable Ditz said...

I remember that poet! I used to read his poems all the time!

http://theadorkableditzmissteps.blogspot.com/

The Empress said...

The sweetness of this made me cry.

Thank you.