Heather wants the rain to come

Heather, my walking partner, was really, really wishing that we get some rain for her gardens today.  So, this is for her:

Heather wants the rain to come;
For the ground to be drenched,
For the leaves to sing a muted
city-dwelling forest song
as water cascades and drips
and dribbles to the earth
off their green and slender backs.
For the rain to seep and soak
and expand the rich black dirt
that holds this years plantings
of leeks and onions and chard.
Not to forget the tomatoes
. . . and pumpkins and corn!
So, gather the dark clouds
like  an umbrella of hope reversed
and bring on the blessing of rain.

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11 Comments

  1. Heather said,

    June 15, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Ah, my friend. Thank you. I hope it works. And if it doesn’t, oh well, it was worth the beautiful words. Brought a smile and a few tears.

    • klrs09 said,

      June 15, 2010 at 8:34 pm

      Well thank you for inspiring me to write it. Sorry, though the rain never came!

  2. slpmartin said,

    June 15, 2010 at 11:41 am

    What a pleasant poem…and I loved the line ” dribbles to the earth
    off their green and slender backs”…what a fine image that creates.

    • klrs09 said,

      June 15, 2010 at 4:52 pm

      Thank you for the kind words — I liked that line too, it just felt good writing it.

  3. granny1947 said,

    June 16, 2010 at 1:38 am

    What a lovely poem.
    Granny lights up her cauldron.
    Sending some our rain to you.
    We have had ENOUGH!!!!

    • klrs09 said,

      June 16, 2010 at 5:53 am

      Thanks Granny — hope things improve your way.

  4. granny1947 said,

    June 16, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Still FREEZING here….just popped in to say I loved your comment on Cindy’s post…so very honest.

    • klrs09 said,

      June 16, 2010 at 10:19 pm

      thank you, I really enjoy her blog — she’s got very interesting and wonderful things to say.

  5. theonlycin said,

    June 16, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Beautiful poem, I am so sorry Heather didn’t get her rain.


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