Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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


Rebecca said...

Raining here, too.
Yes. Please put the kettle on...

DeniseinVA said...

I love the rainy day graphic and that beautiful poem. No rain here yet but it's coming. Have a great weekend Jo :)

Merlesworld said...

Sun shining here but we do need some rain.

Terry said...

What beautiful flowers you'll have after the rain!

Nellie said...

Love the words of this poem. We are waiting for our own rain to arrive later.

Custom Comforts said...

That's exactly what it looks like here too.

DJan said...

Dry and sunny here. The rain is waiting for the weekend. :-)

Maggie Ann said...

Its been ultra rainy here too. Love that falliing rain picture.... I hate to ask....but did you ever consider making your font size a bit bigger. Love the beauty of your blog...font size whatever! Have a blessed day....Maggie Ann

Jean | said...

Beautiful! I'd welcome a spring rain. It's my favorite weather any time of year!

Marielle Collins said...

It's raining here, too! I love the poem and I love the rain :)

Aleta said...

I'm in Tennessee too and it has been raining off and on. What a beautiful poem! What beautiful rain! A beautiful picture, too!

Maria said...

You made my day what a beautiful post. Your posts are always so relaxing I absolutely love them. Thank you so much! Maria