Haibun: Gentle Rain

It is Quadrille Monday at dVerse and the word for the day is “tranquility” or a variant thereof. What is a quadrille? A poem, in any form, of exactly 44 words using the given word. The title is not included in the 44 words. Lillian is our host!

Haibun:  Gentle Rain
On the back porch, I nap in my rocking chair. Rain gently tippy-taps on the leaves. Tranquility abounds. The smell of rain is like a blanket. I snuggle in the scent.
gentle rain
croons a lullaby –
back and forth in the rocker

 

 

 

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Aug 26, 2019 @ 15:09:37

    Oh I love the lullaby of gentle rain… a wonderful moment to live in.

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  2. lillian
    Aug 26, 2019 @ 15:10:27

    Absolutely lovely! I actually have a rocker on the small deck of our condo (7th floor in a high rise) and oh yes, I sit there in the rain since the deck is tucked inside the outer wall of the building, if that makes sense. I can feel the dampness….I’m outside….but I don’t get wet. I LOVE your writing about this! 🙂

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    • kanzensakura
      Aug 26, 2019 @ 15:13:04

      Sometimes the wind blows the rain onto the porch and I get wet. Unless it is torrential, I don’t care. A porch is a wonderful structure. I like that your deck is tucked into the building.

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  3. Grace
    Aug 26, 2019 @ 15:12:28

    Love the sounds of gentle lullaby of the raindrops.

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  4. whippetwisdom
    Aug 26, 2019 @ 15:26:41

    This is so lovely Toni, snuggling in this heavenly scent 🙂💖 xxx

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  5. Linda Lee Lyberg
    Aug 26, 2019 @ 15:27:26

    I love listening to rain. And when I am able to here in the Southwest, it is even more precious because we get so little. This is so peaceful Toni.

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  6. Laura Bloomsbury
    Aug 26, 2019 @ 15:44:52

    there is companionship in summer rain

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  7. Glenn A. Buttkus
    Aug 26, 2019 @ 16:07:20

    I, too, love to sit on my deck during a hard rainfall; the sounds mingle with the olfactory delights. Some of my strongest childhood sense memories are triggered by the smell of wet pavement and wet leaves.

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  8. msjadeli
    Aug 26, 2019 @ 16:29:30

    I love the sound and the smell of the rain. It’s raining outside now and so many life forms are cheering right now. Your haibun-quadrille captures a special, intimate moment of tranquility.

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  9. Candace
    Aug 26, 2019 @ 18:06:15

    I can feel the peace and tranquility in this

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  10. whimsygizmo
    Aug 26, 2019 @ 19:19:47

    Rain as lullaby? Oh, yes please.

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  11. Arcadia Maria
    Aug 26, 2019 @ 20:16:53

    This sounds very tranquil.

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  12. rothpoetry
    Aug 26, 2019 @ 21:36:28

    Warm summer rain brings a tranquility all its own! I could feel it!!

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  13. peterfrankiswrites
    Aug 27, 2019 @ 03:01:59

    Lovely evocative piece – I’m reading here during (the first for ages) late winter rain – a different kind of comfort but tranquil nonetheless.

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  14. merrildsmith
    Aug 27, 2019 @ 06:58:15

    This is so lovely, Toni. It gave me a sense of tranquility just reading it–so thank you! 🙂 There is something soothing about a gentle rain sometimes.

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  15. othermary
    Aug 27, 2019 @ 09:36:53

    Wonderfully done. I wrote about rain too.

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  16. memadtwo
    Aug 27, 2019 @ 10:24:56

    A moment that creates a world of its own. (K)

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  17. robtkistner
    Aug 27, 2019 @ 13:37:36

    What a wonderful, peaceful haibun Toni. Lovely words! 🙂

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  18. Ali Grimshaw
    Aug 27, 2019 @ 15:14:59

    Rocking chairs and the sound of rain on the roof are two of my favorites to welcome in tranquility.

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  19. Dr. Crystal Grimes
    Aug 28, 2019 @ 15:33:04

    A beautiful lullaby indeed. Well done!

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  20. purplepeninportland
    Aug 28, 2019 @ 19:49:36

    You have captured the lovely sound of rain, and its unique scent.

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