THe Many names of rain

Precipitation within sight
Rain, drizzle, mizzle
Soft weather, mucky weather
‘The Smoky Smirr o Rain’
Liquid sunshine
Slow words, gentle
But it was spitting this morning
Pitter patter, splash, splish, splodge, squelch
And it bucketed down last night
A torrent,  raining cats and dogs
Not a light soaking rain
Squalling, hailing and sleeting
Flooding, flowing, swamping
A deluge chucking it down


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<Deleted User> (18118)

Fri 29th Sep 2017 21:13

I love that poem, amazing. Apparently we are the only country that has 'spitting' rain.

Thank you for your comment on my poem Mad Aunt of Doolin.

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kJ Walker

Mon 4th Sep 2017 19:48

Just by coincidence it's pissing down stair rods where I am. I never knew there was so many names for rain.
Nice one Kevin

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