RAIN

The image hidden in the droplets is a symbol of the flower of life expressed by sacred Geometry .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rain

 

The morning’s tardy dawn,

hidden amongst overnight embers

prodded to glow, gave the nod

to an easing of the burden,

as cloying warmth no longer

held claim to the window’s gape,

deferring instead to the brash chill

of a sweetness forgotten.

And the sky

trawled its leaden and brimful clouds

across a heavy grey, almost rolling,

spilling expectancy as it closed,

before finally it let go, steeping

the earth in falling relief,

its sudden fury losing the thud

of droplets within its timpani drama.

And the garden suckled greedily

eager for its return to green,

puddles soon sank into the earth,

while leaves were all movement,

flapping and bowing

under the relentless arrival,

I could do nothing but part

the drapes and watch the curtains

of rain pulled to.

6 thoughts on “RAIN

  1. A poem rich in meaning and catching the essence of the waiting, the expectancy, and then the suddenness and power of the rain’s arrival. The ending is masterfully expressed, bringing both the poet as observer and the reader fully into the experience.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Wonderfully expressed, Nige. Love impending rain before it falls and offers relief from heat/drought. Finally got some much needed rain here. It’s been so dry, the grass looks like straw, and this part stuck out to me: ‘and the garden suckled greedily / eager for its return to green’. Just beautiful !

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Beautiful Nigel, you observe and feel the rain, the earth, the green , the flowers as they finally get to drink their fill. I love the musical sounds:
    ” its sudden fury losing the thud
    of droplets within its timpani drama.
    And the garden suckled greedily
    eager for its return to green,”

    Yesterday I saw the waterfall nearby , only, there was not a drop of water. I have never seen the like in a big waterfall. Totally barren.

    So we will not yet complain about the rain.😊

    Miriam

    Like

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.