Thursday, March 31, 2016

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


Deb said...

Gorgeous photos. Hi to Ollie and Tom.

L. D. said...

Wonderful shots. We got a downpour last night and it did help wash away some winter dirt. Green is a good color to see.

Patsy said...

And more rain on its way , we are flooded in places.

Merlesworld said...

Very refreshing.

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos !Spring rains bring spring flowers . It poured all day here and now it just took a break for a few hours before we get nasty thunderstorms for the evening . Thanks for sharing , glad you are enjoying being home . Have a good day !

The Furry Gnome said...

We've had enough rain this week to last all summer!

DJan said...

You captured the rain perfectly. I know it so well! :-)

Henny Penny said...

I love the puddles of water standing around the big tree. Even rainy days at your place are beautiful.

Susan Freeman said...

Lovely ~ I felt like I just took a mini vacation! Have a wonderful weekend my dear British friend!!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Beautiful photos, you have really captured the glory of rain. We have gotten quite a bit still not enough to end our drought, but it has made such a difference in the garden.

Michael said...

All so so lovely! I can almost smell the rain!

Stella Jones said...

That's a beautiful poem and pictures too. We have sunshine today, which is welcome between the showers.

Cynthia said...

I love your beautiful rainy day photographs. They're very moody, and I can nearly "hear" the rain. I do hope that April is a good month for everyone's gardens.