Longing for April Showers

Fun in the rain
Fun in the rain

I long for showers
The showers that come in April
Which I know will take
Away the snow
And melt it into rivers of spring

Give me, give, April showers
Rain down on me
Rain on my parade
And make me want to dance once more
Greeting the new spring

The soft patter of raindrops
Against my window pane
Love gazing out into my garden
Watching everything begin anew

Give me, give, April showers
Rain down on me
Rain on my parade
And make me want to dance once more
Greeting the new spring

Choruses of song birds
In my apple trees
Not minding the falling rain
Singing for joy
Of the coming spring

Hiding from the rain. My cat Sid under the wheelbarrow.
Hiding from the rain. My cat Sid under the wheelbarrow.

Give me, give, April showers
Rain down on me
Rain on my parade
And make me want to dance once more
Greeting the new spring

Love those April showers
The freshness they bring
Sending me memories
With each raindrop that falls
Of past springs

Give me, give, April showers
Rain down on me
Rain on my parade
And make me want to dance once more
Greeting the new spring

I long for the soft spring rain
The gentle blowing breezes
And wait with delight
The flowers that will come in May

Give me, give, April showers
Rain down on me
Rain on my parade
And make me want to dance once more
Greeting the new spring

Soft April showers
Rivulets of streams
Beneath my feet
Turning most everything
Lush and eternally green

Give me, give, April showers
Rain down on me
Rain on my parade
And make me want to dance once more
Greeting the new spring

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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Wonderful and I need some too, I am most definitely not a jealous person , but I am jealous to day listening to you boast of Apple trees, I just planted an Orange , but you sound like you look forward to those for a long time . I so glad you lived in New York.

I will send my prepaid box to some place this summer. lol

A very nice piece , filled with fun and life , Hooray!

I feel your spirit.

It shall be well .

God's blessings.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

So truly beautiful Gypsy;a vote up up and away here.

I love your little cat peeping through. What a gem.

Take care my friend and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Hi there, Gypsy, I could almost feel the raindrops when I read this. We had a nice rain yesterday in Fl. I was glad cause now my flowers will grow! I love Sid.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks so much Sky9106. It's real pretty around here when the apple trees begin to blossom. Hope your orange grows. God bless.

Thanks you so much for the vote Eddy and glad you liked it. Sid loves hiding under there when the rain comes.

Thanks for commenting Mary. I'm really waiting for those soothing showers. Sid's a real darling so glad we adopted him.


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Diana Lee 4 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

Good poem. Gypsy. The weather was great here today for mid March, but April is a special month.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you liked Diana and thanks for commenting. It's appreciated. Love April.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Singing for joy

Of the coming spring

It is raining here as well--and I am longing for spring--your poem put me in that mind! Lovely work!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much Audrey your comments are always appreciated and yes, it is raining but the snows have all gone away.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Votes up Gypsy. All our cherry blossoms are done blooming and it is very close. I always enjoy spring and fall. Very good poem my dear friend.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks so much thelyricwriter. In our world here the sun is shining much warmer and birds are everywhere to start the spring chorus.Hope you have a great day.


KatrineDalMonte 4 years ago

Hi, what a wonderful poem. Here in England this week we are having happy temperatures reaching nearly 20c. I love spring, birds are singing, sun is warmer, trees are blossoming, beautiful flowers everywhere around...It's a re-birth of our mother Nature. April showers are to come. Yes, there is something nice about that spring rain. Love the cat pic by the way :-)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you for stopping by and commenting Katrine. We too in Riga are now enjoying spring temps however our weather is strange if it gets too warm too fast we wind up going right back to winter. This time I hope the good weather lasts. Sid's such an independent cat and so loving.


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ginaguo 4 years ago

so beautiful! i enjoy reading it and forward it to my own blog http://cangzhuo.blogbus.com/logs/201602009.html


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks you very much ginaguo. Glad you liked this.


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

I actually have tears in my eyes, it's so tender and touching, love it!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks BeyondMax. Now as much as I was looking forward to the spring rains here in Riga on this Sunday we have sunny skies. Not bad but.....


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

This was such a cute and passionate poem about spring, and the shedding of winters bitterness. Nicely done! voted up.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much CloudExplorer and glad you liked this. I finally got my showers but now it rains most every day. lol


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jonmcclusk 3 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

The cool drippings of April showers on a warm spring day; comfortable. Great writing here, Gypsy Rose Lee.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Jon. The showers have come and now we're waiting for May flowers.

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