Biography of a Rain Puddle

Biography of a Rain Puddle

A snowflake fell upon my nose.
I don’t know why it missed my clothes,
because, of course, it soon unfroze.

It dripped onto a snowbank where
exposed to colder space and air
as nippy as a Frigidaire,
it froze to crystal, I suppose.

When sun came out to warm the day,
that crystal caught an errant ray
that found the place wherein it lay
and so into the sky it rose.

As a vapor it was reborn
to float upon the sunlit morn.
Unto the heavens it was borne,
in that new state that nature chose.

Months later, it came down again
in a new form, as summer rain,
and winter’s loss was summer’s gain—
a celebration for my toes!

The dVerse prompt today is to write a Zéjel Here is the form:

Then I asked Forgottenman to give me a prompt for the subject and he gave me  Snowflake.

22 thoughts on “Biography of a Rain Puddle

  1. Marion Couvillion

    *Zéjel * I REALLY LIKE THIS ONE JUDY… NOW WHEN YOU WRITE ANOTHER BOOK FOR CHILDREN, THIS WOULD BE WHAT WOULD INTEREST THE ONES IN ABOUT THE FIRST THROUGH THE THIRD GRADE. ONE THAT WILL GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT. Not about wheels on a bus going around n round.

    If I ever write a children’s book this would be how I would like to do it~! Maybe not a Zejel, though I may try it, and doubt if anyone would know what I was doing~!

    SAM

    On Fri, Sep 24, 2021 at 3:11 AM lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown wrote:

    > lifelessons posted: ” Biography of a Rain Puddle A snowflake fell upon my > nose. I don’t know why it missed my clothes, because, of course, it soon > unfroze. It dripped onto a snowbank where exposed to colder space and air > as nippy as a Frigidaire, it froze to crystal, ” >

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      1. SAM VOELKER

        Not really Judy, I just wanted to see you grow, while helping others do the same, because you have the talent and we need others to pick up or take the place of others who are no longer with us~! I have purchased each of your books and this looked like an ideal direction for you to go.

        I am a strong believer of intelligent educational learning that actually appeals to “younger children”, giving them a foundation of something to relate with, from which they can learn to enjoy reading, writing, and listening, while putting the right slant and direction on their everyday life at the same time. There is (was) a lot out there such as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; “The Little Price etc”, the music of such as Tom T, Hall for great country music that appeals to most young people, Shel Silvertein for poetry, cartoon art and song (Where the Sidewalk Ends Etc), and even comics such as “Morris” the creator of “Lucky Luke” French comics, for teaching another language through the help of a comic book.

        Unfortunately these are all dead writers now. Tom T. Hall having died just a few weeks back. I am sure there are a few out there who still write intelligently; covering such as your poetry and prose about rain, but they seem to be outnumbered by foolish nonsense which really makes little sense in our everyday world. If they learn to like reading they will learn to read, if they like the sound of good music they will learn to enjoy it, and it all builds on a well balanced life and foundation.

        The above are only a few of what we made available for our kids from the start, moving them on to the sciences and nature as they grew older. It must have worked because both of them tested in the upper 90 percentile of intelligence test, upon entering college, because they had the best edification foundation we could give them, and yet they still enjoying it all (and still do). We did not push anything on them, we just made sure that the right things were available for them in a home where intelligent conversation, music, and even TV was a normal way of life.

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