It is raining!
It is raining!!
It is as if my blood refused to run.
Lost its place, but now it has found
the route again. Once again, it pulses
through my arteries and veins. Rivers
join rivers, silently mouthing Eureka.
Drugs me for a spell into forgetting
those whom rain stuns by sheeting
days, weeks, even months, shutting
down power and chilling spines.
Just will not stop until water dislodges
houses, trees, signs, and every sign of life
between, then carries off all it can.
For now, biblical floods seem far, far
away. Been too long! Thirst too great!
My tongue could not stop angling
for a drop. If not a drop, an atom,
a molecule. Or just the shine!
The evidence said that Earth was wasting
away. Birds drilled to the bottom
of planters and the cores of trees
that were thick and hard as the gate
to paradise, only to end up with dull
beaks. Deer trained themselves
to spot a dripping faucet a county
away. Flowers called impatiens
are among the great water lovers.
Swear I could hear the rasp of
their dying voices begging. Restricted
from watering, and anyway, it was them
or me. Well could give out! Worse
for many. Who could bear to farm?
Who can bear to be us, I sometimes
wonder. But it was dry -- we were --
and now it is raining.
It is raining!!
It is raining!!!
(c) Phyllis Jean Green, October, 2007
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|Reviewed by m j hollingshead
|well done, enjoyed the read|
|Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
|Your joy sings at signs of rain on the tales of woe when there was none. Grean pen!|
|Reviewed by Randall Barfield
|Well done. Great ending. Thanks for sharing it. Cheers|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Wonderful News! And may that Elixer of Life bring you much joy!|
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|beautiful life giving rain!!youor write tells so well of the relief rain can give to a dry earth|
|Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten
|It's amazing how you take us with you...Pea
Love and Peace~
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Very intense and images that leap off the page. Well done pea.
|Reviewed by Morning Star
|Yes my friend enjoyed the drops
the rain you are very lucky
helps prevent any more fires
We saw some rain for a while now
everything has dried out!
Absolutely writing !!
Love Peace and hugssss....Morning Star
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Enjoy it while it lasts, Pea: the drought was us, two years ago. We couldn't B U Y a drop of rain; the grass was desicated; dying; dead. Fires turned the sun blood-red. It was a terrifying time for all. But then, here came the rains of this year: boy, HOWDY did we get it! Over and over and...the excitement you display in dancing exhuberance is palpable. Good on ya!
See, I said I'd try to send ya some. :) My aim ain't too good, no: that's why I never play baseball. Once in a while though...LOL
An excellent write of gratitude. :) BRAVA!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla *StormSpinner*
|Reviewed by Charlie
|I love rain. So revel in it! Lick the air -- enjoy the taste of hope fulfilled. And I love your picture. --Charlie|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Sounds like you're finally getting some much needed moisture, Pea. You never know what you miss until you don't have it. Hopefully it will be more rainy days to come; but without the severe or the flooding. Very well penned; brava! Could feel your joy emerging through these words!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. ;D
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|The unmistakable quench of rain after a long drought is a joy for the body and soul; I can swear I hear the earth release a long awaited sigh and the trees whistle a joyful song upon the wind. Growing up in Southern California, it seemed that we would have about 7 years of drought followed by a couple of years of flooding. In the end, it all worked out; nature's grand design, not man's. Beautiful and graceful offering Pea, thank you.