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    Administrator Wickett's Avatar
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    Ha, yeah you're missing the intent by quite a bit. It's a man looking out his window and reflecting (hence the name).

    I'm impressed that you can actually break something like that down to that extent though.



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    No indication whatsoever that this reflection occurs indoors. No window mentioned. But OK, the narrator is inside a house or building with a group of people. To tell you the truth, I don't think anyone's mood would be affected much by a storm, if you're in a building. But if it DID affect mood in some way, I think most would be glad that they were inside and not outside. I myself like a good storm if I am warm and comfy inside. Somehow, the miserable weather makes you feel even MORE warm and cozy. So, I think either the narrator's perceptions are faulty, or his company is pretty depressed or angry, as I said.

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    Hello, Wickett!

    First I'd like to say that I think you meant 'its' instead of 'it's' and that there is no need for a comma after the word 'rain' in your last stanza. I made that statement first because I did not want to take away from the fact the I actually loved the poem. Although, there are lines that are shorter than others, I still feel a melodic rhythm to each stanza of poetry. I believe that one of the other reasons this poem is enjoyable to me is because I myself enjoy the rain. While others I know complain of such a natural effect, as you poignantly stated in stanza 1 ~ line 3, I enjoy the rain and the thunderstorms. To me, they are God's symphony to my ears. I truly enjoyed it!

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    Thanks Authorine! You're very kind. This was some stuff I did a few years when I was just dipping into poetry for some fun.

    I am actually very against the idea that all lines in poetry must be equal length. Some poems work well with that, but I was always more into telling a story, and sometimes that required a little more room to work with. Still, it's very amateurish at best, but I really appreciate the good word.

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