Tuesday 7 March 2023

When it Rains

The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

So says the inscription 

under a canvas titled:

 When it rains-

a rainbow spectrum calendar  image

to represent November,

horizontal sheets of aquamarine

falling on resplendence,

martini- cocktail-like umbrellas 

floating on a shifting pool 

of fluorescence.

And despite the impressionistic style

of the whole composition

there's nothing untidy 

in this choreographed display 

of exuberance 

where I expect to see

 Gene Kelly

any minute now

dashin' and splashin' 

and singin' in the rain.

Longfellow would have loved it.

Copyright 2023 Cathy Leonard All rights reserved

Longfellow's Paul revere's Ride

Gene Kelly Singin' in the Rain

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