By Langston Hughes

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk.
The rain makes running pools in the gutter.
The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night –
And I love the rain.

From Read Me: A Poem for Every Day of the Year365 rhymes, verses and poems from the likes of William Wordsworth, A. A. Milne, Emily Dickinson, William Blake, Seamus Heaney and Walter de la Mare.

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