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Raindrops

Have you heard the raindrops 
     On a field of corn, 
Pattering ov’r the green leaves
      Dusty and forlorn?
Did you ever fancy 
      They were little feet 
Hurrying out with water 
      Thirsty ones to meet? 

Have you seen the raindrops 
       Falling on the lake?
How they flash and sparkle 
      Tiny splashes make. 
Did you ever fancy 
     They were diamonds rare 
Scattered by an aeroplane
      Sailing through the air? 

Credit


This poem is in the public domain. Published in Poem-a-Day on November 10, 2019, by the Academy of American Poets.

About this Poem


“Raindrops” was originally published in the Indian Leader on November 10, 1922.

Author


Mrs. Minot Carter

Mrs. Minot Carter was born around 1878. She lived in Los Molinos, California when an acquaintance sent two poems of hers to the Indian Leader for publication in 1922.

Date Published: 1922-11-10

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/raindrops