Raw is the rain


Raw is the rainScreen Shot 2017-07-01 at 17.12.15

that sings on the lake,

blue the mist music playing,

red sun shadows

the light of the moon,

storm waves

black rocks pounding.


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for you and I,

the morning star

that haunts the sky

is hard as glass.

Yet we two make magic,

soft and slow,

for all eternity.


Light in the night,Screen Shot 2017-07-01 at 17.30.34

and wings open

like flowers.

Day dances, dew-touched,

pink blooming.

Keep trust, friend,

in sun and stars,

the songs of the sky.


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this murmuring mountain,

pour poetry over these stones.

Dusk falls

on the wandering river;

wind breathes gently,

Night is coming.





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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.

30 thoughts on “Raw is the rain”

  1. “…the morning star / that haunts the sky / is hard as glass.”
    What a wonderful turn of phrase! It was all very good, but I came back to that for some reason.

    1. Thanks Alison. I’m not sure what’s at work in the making of these magnet poems, but it’s certainly not the same process as sitting down and drawing the words out of nothing.

    1. Try it. The word choice is limited so if you want a specific word, you probably have to cobble it together from the words available. It’s easier to go with the words that are proposed.

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