I opened my eyes
And looked up at the rain,
And it dripped in my head
And flowed into my brain,
And all that I hear as I lie in my bed
Is the slishity-slosh of the rain in my head.

I step very softly,
I walk very slow,
I can’t do a handstand–
I might overflow,
So pardon the wild crazy thing I just said–
I’m just not the same since there’s rain in my head.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Shel Silverstein's poem Rain


  1. Giddy says:

    This poem shows life and living needs. This is a great poem which shows peace and equality between the human race and animals. THIS POEM ROCKS AND IS VERY MEANINGFUL!!!!!!!!!!¡!!!!!!¡!!!!!!!!¡

  2. Pamela says:

    wrote this to my daughter Samantha …cause I LOVE HER…in 1997…. thank you for writing this .. even though u have since passed in 1999 !!!!!!

  3. Hilary says:

    I really injoyed reading this poem! I hope that some day I can be a good poet like you! Keep writing! I know the ones to come will be GREAT!!

  4. ms.jay-r says:

    oh my god i love this poem i choose it as a poem to use in my class project.

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