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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Spring Rain


The world is wet today
luxurious, damp, drenched
drops hug the leaves,
anoint the still budded lilac blossoms
before their blooming
rich purple and plum
made richer by their watery skin
New leaves under the weight
droplets heavy, hanging
bowing the white pine needles
undersides exposed to drink
drink in the morning
hushed in the rain
temperature near the dewpoint
sprouts of just planted flowers
eager from the parched soil
new puddles bloom too
on the ground, the driveway
collect and gather
without the smell of summer rain yet
tears splash and spread
silent shimmers, heralds, messengers
in the spring rain.
~A Spring Rain : Raymond J. Foss

7 comments:

Julie Harward said...

Beautiful...and the earth is indeed wet here..it has snowed and rained since Saturday!

DeanO said...

beautiful @ how nature shines after a good rain

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

I love the rain when the trees have leaves and the flowers are in bloom.

Ann-Marie

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Jo!
Love the photo and the poem. I think you've gotten your fair share of moisture and then some this spring if I'm not mistaken. We're in a drought but over the last couple of days we've gotten nearly an inch of rain. It's not much but it's better than nothing. Even though we've had no rain our temperatures have been lower than normal for this time of year...in fact it was warmer in January! Looking forward to warmer days so we can enjoy the porches again. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday....
Maura :)

Barbara Anne said...

What a lovely photo and a rich word-picture poem!

No rain here yet, but it may be coming.

Hugs!

Patsy said...

I think we will get a break from this rain soon. The green is lush at this time of the year.

Sandra said...

what the rains brought get a big Wow from me. fantastic shot and color