This file includes weather, storms, dew and fog. See also Rain and Rainbows, Wind, Seasons, and Sun, Moon, Stars.


Good Weather

(John Ruskin)

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing,
wind braces up, snow is exhilarating;
there is no such thing as bad weather,
only different kinds of good weather.

from Wet-Weather Talk

(James Whitcomb Riley)

It is no use to grumble and complain;
It's just as cheap and easy to rejoice;
When God sorts out the weather and sends rain--
Why, rain's my choice.


Whether the weather be fine,
Or whether the weather be not,
Whether the wether be cold,
Or whether the weather be hot,
We'll weather the weather
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not!

Wonderful Weather

I like to watch the way the wind
can spin a weather vane.

I like to wear my big blue boots
to splash with in the rain.

I like to ride my bright red sled
on cold snowy days.

I like to feel the sun's warm rays
when I wade in the ocean waves.

Wind, rain, snow, and sun
Every kind of weather
is wonderful and fun!

Songs about Weather

Songs about Warm Weather

Songs about Cool Weather

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Summer Storm

(Sara Teasdale)

The panther wind
Leaps out of the night,
The snake of lightning
Is twisting and white,
The lion of thunder
Roars--and we
Sit still and content
Under a tree--
We have met fate together
And love and pain,
Why should we fear
The wrath of the rain!

The Spring Storm

(William Carlos Williams)

The sky has given over
its bitterness.
Out of the dark change
all day long
rain falls and falls
as if it would never end.
Still the snow keeps
its hold on the ground.
But water, water
from a thousand runnels!
It collects swiftly,
dappled with black
cuts a way for itself
through green ice in the gutters.
Drop after drop it falls
from the withered grass-stems
of the overhanging embankment.

Songs about Storms

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Sara Teasdale

As dew leaves the cobweb lightly
        Threaded with stars,
Scattering jewels on the fence
        And the pasture bars;
As dawn leaves the dry grass bright
        And the tangled weeds
Bearing a rainbow gem
        On each of their seeds;
So has your love, my lover,
        Fresh as the dawn,
Made me a shining road
        To travel on,
Set every common sight
        Of tree or stone
Delicately alight
        For me alone.

Songs about Dew

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(Carl Sandburg)

The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then, moves on.

I Like It When It's Mizzly

(Aileen Fisher)

I like it when it's mizzly
and just a little drizzly
so everything looks far away
and make-believe and frizzly.

I like it when it's foggy
and sounding very froggy.
I even like it when it rains
on streets and weepy windowpanes
and catkins in the poplar tree and me.

Songs about Fog

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