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umbrella rain

[No. 4 from The Children’s Collection]  
“Rain never understands why people hide under their umbrellas!    
Let us make a surprise to the rain by closing our umbrellas!”  
–Mehmet Murat Ildan
i'm not afraid of walking in the rain,  
although some folk may grumble and complain;  
i like to feel rain rhythms on my face,  
as shoulder to shoulder to earth they race.  
my brother showed me how to drink the rain  
by lolling out my tongue, and how to crane  
my neck until my face was parallel  
with where the cool, refreshing raindrops fell.  
my mother taught me how to seize the rain:  
to catch it in my hand like liquid grain,  
and smell the freshness of its faint cologne  
before its perfume on the wind is gone.  
my father taught me how to brave the rain  
so that my clothes escape the water stain:  
"just open your umbrella to the sky  
and, underneath your tent, you'll keep quite dry!"  
© Copyright 2023 November 16  
by Clyve A. Bowen♫
Written by cabcool
Author's Note
AI  Summary [How does your human critique compare!?]

'The poem "Umbrella Rain" by Clyve A. Bowen expresses the author's love for walking in the rain and the lessons he learned from his family about how to enjoy it. The author enjoys feeling the rain on his face and his brother taught him how to drink the rain by sticking out his tongue. His mother taught him to catch the rain in his hand and appreciate its freshness before it disappears. Finally, his father taught him how to stay dry by opening an umbrella. The poem celebrates the beauty of rain and the joy that can be found in simple pleasures.'
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