“I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.” ~ Vincent van Gogh

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Oh, Lovely Rain

Oh, lovely rain
too briefly —
now in aftermath
it drizzles down the pipe
rattling wetly
clang and slosh

then begins again
falling more gently
whispers mingling
with the rattle 
of drips in the pipe

while soft, muffled thunder
booms in the background
from the west
from the mountains
and I open my doors 
wide to the cool.


  1. Ahhh - refreshing! I love the smell of the air after rain.

  2. We could use some rain, or snow or wetness. But yours will have to do. Ah wetness!

  3. Is this a monsoon rain for you? I get that feeling from your poem, as it's similar to what we experience here in Arizona in summer. We love opening our doors and windows wide for that cool refreshing respite from summer heat too.

    We're expecting a cold winter rain on Monday and by next weekend. Looking forward to that.

    1. We're a little too far south for monsoonal, as a rule. It wasn't heavy enough for that. But welcome, as it has been VERY hot.


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