August Rain: Stormy Weather

There is a long-standing metaphorical marriage of rain and sorrow. Painters, film-makers, musical artists — they have all used tempestuous imagery to denote loss, grief, and sadness.

In 1933 Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler penned “Stormy Weather,” the quintessential breakup song first performed by Ethel Waters. Covered by greats like Ella…

I hope you’ve enjoyed my weekly posts at Tweetspeak Poetry half as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them. I’m there again today talking music (contiue).

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