Thursday, May 16, 2019

A Rainy Day

May 16th, 2019

The middle of the morning

and I let Bruce out into the back garden

to roam a bit, smell the flowers

and do the others things dogs are wont to do

in the middle of the morning.

I stand for a few minutes, breathing

in the wonderful damp air,

listening to the raindrops,

and the thirsty plants, sighing with pleasure!!

As I am sure the firefighters are, too;

the ones down the valley who are 

fighting the wildfire that is too close for comfort,

for many of the farmers

who tend great fields of apples and grapes.

To begin with there were 

beautiful, grey rolling rain clouds

but now a pewter sky is completely covering

what yesterday was blue and sunny!

Today is most welcome...

a little breathing space, and a time

to diminish the warp that is

stretched out in the space I want to beam

the threads for new, colourful, towels.

Praise what comes!!!!


Penny said...

So lovely to have rain.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I didn’t realize you were already in fire season, though I read that it was expected to come early in the West. Pewter skies are beautiful omens when the rain is wanted and needed. I’m glad they delivered.

Barb said...

This is a moving prose poem, Hildred. I, too, welcome moisture. I hope that fire is controlled soon. Wildfire is very scary and so destructive.