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April Rain Song

April Rain Song

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.

Langston Hughes

I read that the poem represents the poet’s life and how easy it is to take it for granted.
It is also possible that he was just delighting in a beautiful rain shower on the streets of Harlem, as my 2 year old recently did in New Orleans.

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This poem is beautifully set to music and imagery in my favorite children’s dvd series- Classical Baby. It’s featured on The Poetry Show which is for slightly older children- probably ages 3 to 5- and even as an adult I love it.

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Enjoy the rain!