By the light of the rain

A series of twitter poems.




By the light of the rain

and the darkness of the wind,

I see you better than beneath

the treacherous rays of the sun.


I taste the sharp tang of the stars,

the fizz of gunpowder on the tongue,

night shadows prickle the skin,

and I know you are there.


Hanging, the centre holding,

the brightest star,

you are,

touching the canopy of the night

with the scent of roses

and tender drops of dew.

I catch them in cupped hands,

drink the distilled music of the stars.


When the stars went out,

chased by the dawn,

the grass was sprinkled

with diamond dew

and the tiny yellow specks

of daisy seeds.


In the alder leaves’ dappled pattern,

the ripples of the stream,

I see your face,

and in the soft call of the doves,

I hear your voice.

Let me gather you,

light, leaves and laughter ,

and keep you safe

from the fickle world.


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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