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Rain Dance



Petrichor: the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil.

That smell I love so much,

When the rain first kisses the earth,

is more than a chemical reaction.

It’s the smell of the earth’s love for rain,

Strongest in the heat of summer

When the earth yearns for relief.

When the rain first kisses the earth

She giggles, then sighs,

and calls to me:

Come! Dance in the rain.


“I relaxed inside, nursing my baby girl and listening to the big kids sing silly songs in the rain. It was like a slice of heaven on earth.”

  (From Chapter 9 of Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again)


rain with girl

Photo from Pixabay




Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

23 thoughts on “Rain Dance

  1. Beautiful! I love the rain!

  2. Nice personification of the Earth feeling joyful in the rain.

  3. Refreshing. Thank you for sharing.

  4. I love warm summer rains, the kind that soak the earth gently, and don’t blow things around. Lovely poem and thoughts!

    • Thanks, Deb. Whenever it rains in summer, I think, it’s okay if I get wet, because at least it’s not cold, and the rain cools things off a little, until it’s over and the steam rises.

  5. MMM, me too! Love it! Missing rain lately. Too much rain in May, not enough in August. *sigh*
    Great post!

  6. Petrichor is one of my favourite words! So nice to see you expressing it so elegantly. 🙂 Harlon

  7. Now I know what poem to go to when I need to explain to rain scent non-lovers why I love the intoxicating smell that makes me oh-so happy every single time I smell it.

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