Rain brings out the moody in people. Literature is full of rain especially in gothic novels. This exercise attempts to view rain as something positive, something to look forward to. Even though the examples are positive, it is a struggle to get your students to follow suit. But if they find that kernal of goodness in the rain, it is a marvelous thing.
Here are some poems about the rain:
It feels good to make love when it rains.
I love rain
Sometimes the rain reminds me of hail
I’m seeing hail the size of raindrops
And bird eggs.
The rain is like cut glass in the sun.
I love the rain because I love diamonds.
When I lived on the west coast
It rained for three solid months
All the way from Vancouver
Down to San Francisco.
In England it rains nearly all of the time,
And in Niagara Falls the mist is like the rain.
I don’t like rain all the time,
But it’s necessary, like war,
Like cannons when they rain.
What do you like about the rain? _________________________________