Remember Rain–dVerse Meeting the Bar


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Remember Rain

Some people feel the rain; others just get wet.
Bob Dylan Quote

What makes you different?

Can you taste sunshine and
touch the texture of darkness?
Have you licked a rock
or smelled leaves? Rolled in mud
or run naked in the falling snow?
Do you linger in night’s stillness,
listening for crickets or falling leaves?
Have you closed your eyes and savored
chocolate melting on your tongue?
or walked barefoot on unmown grass?
Do you know the feel of purple
or drink in the scent of autumn?
Have you heard the sound of emptiness,
tasted loss and longed for something more?
Do you remember the touch of rain?

Of course you do;
you are a poet.

Today we learned that the Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to Bob Dylan…how wonderful to see the selection committee thinking outside the box and casting its sights on pop music. For dVerse Meeting the Bar, Bjorn invites us to write a poem inspire by this musician/poet and there is much to draw from. I found this quote of Dylan’s to spur me on. Please join us.

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20 thoughts on “Remember Rain–dVerse Meeting the Bar

  1. sree says:

    Oh !…I just loved the spirit of this poem….beautiful!!

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  2. ZQ says:

    Haha up until the end I was hoping, yup! Good work! 🙂

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  3. Miss Stacy says:

    this is pretty…and so inspiring.
    you make me want to go out there and just…live! 🙂

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  4. Of course you do. You are a poet! Delightfully rich imagery and window into the poet’s world. Loved this. x

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  5. Well said, Victoria. I think Bob would like this!

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  6. Glenn Buttkus says:

    I love, simply adore where you are coming from with this piece, making me proud to be (called) poet. Dylan inspired you marvelously. This is my favorite poem out here on the trail for now. I like your lines /do you linger in night’s stillness/listening for crickets or falling leaves/. Yes, I do. When we visit the ocean with friends, I take some of the men in my SUV at night, miles up a forest service road (Sasquatch hunting). We stop, turn off the headlights & stand out in the crisp stillness, letting the forest serenade us.

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  7. ladynyo says:

    You have taken us through the senses….and I say yes! to many of those things you mention. But still, it’s good to have a summary of them to remember and stroke!

    Lovely, Victoria. Lovely…. evocative.

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  8. Imelda says:

    Those are lovely lines. 😊

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  9. a beautiful dance through a sensory garden called life…oh I answered YES a lot 😉

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  10. lillian says:

    The first two lines — and the last two lines — my favorites. I enjoyed reading and savoring – getting simple joy and thinking about what is unexplainable and beautiful. We need words like these today. Thank you.

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  11. delved right into the heart of Dylan’s tangential pool of images Victoria

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  12. Brian says:

    A sensory tour through the poetic soul.

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  13. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Gosh❤️ I absolutely LOVE this poem, Victoria 😀 the sensory images, the tone, the emotion, everything is perfect! ❤️ Beautifully penned.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  14. kim881 says:

    This made me smile, Victoria, particularly the lines;
    ‘Have you licked a rock
    or smelled leaves?’
    because I have!
    And
    ‘Do you remember the touch of rain?’
    With a wonderfully truel ending!.

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  15. Yes this is how a poet felt the rain, so much more than wet.. love this Victoria

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  16. Sherry Marr says:

    “Tasted loss and longed for something more…..” this poem really speaks to me.

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  17. Bodhirose says:

    I think we poets are a sensitive lot and we do experience things differently…perhaps more deeply than some. Your line “Do you know the feel of purple” reminded me of synesthesia…did I spell that right?

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  18. kanzensakura says:

    Oh I love this! Such sensory delights in this. Of course you do, you are a poet. Such a tribute to us all. Wonderful and not just to Dylan..

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  19. Grace says:

    Love the sensory verses of your questions Victoria ~ This reminds me of one of our MTB prompt – so very well done ~ My favorite is:

    Do you know the feel of purple
    or drink in the scent of autumn?

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  20. So well written with vivid imagery and a great ending – thanks!

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