“I kissed the rain,” my daughter said
As raindrops glistened on her head
The beads of water on her face
That shone with such delighted grace
“I kissed the rain”, she told me then
And though I’ve now forgotten when
My young child said this precious gem
Those words, I still remember them:
“I kissed the rain.”
32 thoughts on “Kissing the Rain”
Beautiful image and a lovely poem Cynthia.
Such a sweet poem! Gem indeed. My daughter is almost 34, but I still remember her ‘special’ phrases 🙂
Lovely turn of phrase that makes me want to play in the rain!
That is so lovely Cynthia and so evocative.
I love what kids come out with. My son once asked me if it was true that snails sing.
Beautiful thought, Cynthia.
Cynthia, I’m not surprised you’re the kind of mother who remembers. You’ve listened with your heart. Lovely poem.
Blessings ~ Wendy
What beautiful words from your daughter, enveloped and expressed in your own beautiful words of remembrance and love.
Oh, the joy and delight of a child’s discovery, feeling, and ordering of the world. Nice memory. Nice poem
What sweet words to have in your memory. I would lap up the rain (as well as kiss it) if it came now. We are so thirsty for it.
It’s a hot summer there? we’ve had a lot of rain this winter. Not much snow, but thank goodness for the rain or I’d worry about water levels next spring and summer.
Some days are hot, some are just average. There’s just a general lack of moisture.
Oh my that is quite lovely .. To think you can kiss the rain! So sweet ..
What a fabulous observation and so beautifully enshrined in your poem.
I love this phrase and poem Cynthia, it so evocative of simple heart-warming pleasures, remembered with love.
Lovely, Cynthia! Our children say such clever things.
Kissed the rain; beautiful image! 😊
Worth remembering, for sure! (And thanks for sharing!!!)
Oh, isn’t that the sweetest image? And so smart that you put it down in your own poetic way, so you’ll always remember.
How lovely. Kids can come up with the most precious comments.
What a sweet memory, Cynthia.
Such a beautiful poem!
Thank you, Theresa.
Wonderful, precious, memory~
It is, and it always makes me smile.
Such a wonderful way to remember a simple phrase from your child! Love this
Thanks, Tina. I can still see her upturned face — she was standing in the doorway, radiant with the joy of having kissed the rain.
Precious and delightful! 🙂
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Love Love this poem Cynthia!
Children seem to always discover the simple pleasures in life. Lovely poem, Cynthia.
I love your young daughter’s expression. I’m going to remember it the next time I get grumpy when the rain is kissing me back. XO