It Feels Like Rain ~ cento


It Feels Like Rain

When the rain comes,
they run and hide their heads
when they should be singing,
celebrating that glorious feeling.

Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain.
Never gonna stop the rain by complainin’.
It’s a pretty comfy feeling,
caught up in a summer shower.

Clouds of mystery pourin’ confusion on the ground.
It’s a time to reach out for something new.
It’s shining down like water
and it feels like rain.

Feel the power of the rain
making the flowers grow.
Oh, I hear laughter in the rain,
there with the beat of the rain on the leaves.

Upon us a little rain must fall,
so stay with me and I’ll have it made.
Open up the heavens.
Let it rain!

This cento (my first) is in response to the prompt for Day 10 which is to take a regional saying about the weather and write a poem around it. Instead, I’ve taken lyrics from 14 songs to form this poem.

The songs and artists are as follows:

When the Rain Comes – The Beatles
Singing in the Rain – Gene Kelly

The Falling Rain – The Cascades
Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head – B J Thomas
Rain on the Roof – Lovin’ Spoonful

Who’ll Stop the Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Purple Rain – Prince
Have You Ever Seen the Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Feels Like Rain – John Hiatt

Flowers in the Rain – The Move
Laughter in the Rain – Neil Sedaka

The Rain Song – Led Zeppelin
No Rain – Blind Melon
Make it Rain – Tom Waits

Photo by Max Bender on Unsplash (cropped here)


17 thoughts on “It Feels Like Rain ~ cento

  1. Pingback: It Feels Like Rain ~ cento — rivrvlogr | yazım'yazgısı (typography)

  2. Hehe, excellent! When I saw that it would be a cento, I tried to remember what I knew about this form… Was it something to do with the number 100? I couldn’t remember. Then I read it and some things sounded familiar (“so stay with me and I’ll have it made”) – and then came the big ahaaa moment with the list of songs. 😀 Well done!

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