Summer rain

A quadrille for the dverse prompt—rain.

Photo©Lovecats99

Summer_rain_in_Moldova

Summer rain falls

in tepid veils

a sprinkler to douse sun’s fire

and moisten the toad’s dusty back.

Summer rain hangs

on ripe grass stalks

and runs through dangling catkins

of perfumed acacia blossom.

Summer.

Rain.

Green as the ocean

and kelp fronds waving.

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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.

44 thoughts on “Summer rain”

    1. Husband found one today just before the storm broke. It had set up home in the tree stump he was preparing to pull out. We relocated the toad beneath a flowering shrub.

  1. A beautiful quadrille Jane, I love ‘Green as the ocean and kelp fronds waving’ and so glad to see the toad’s dusty back got moistened :o) xxx

  2. A beautiful reminder of summer rain, Jane. I love the lines:
    ‘Summer rain hangs
    on ripe grass stalks
    and runs through dangling catkins
    of perfumed acacia blossom’.
    Luscious and refreshing.

  3. Have not seen a toad around here ~ Love the way you described the summer rain hanging stalks and dangling catkins ~ Wishing you a good week Jane ~

  4. Gosh this is beautiful! Especially love; “Summer rain hangs on ripe grass stalks
    and runs through dangling catkins of perfumed acacia blossom.”

  5. Lovely images–this seems like a gentle summer rain, and not a thunder storm (which is what we often get in the summer). Rain is so different in different seasons, isn’t it?

    1. We had two storms, yesterday and the day before. The first was like this, a lot of cloud, lightning and thunder but gentle rain. Yesterday was the opposite—hardly any thunder and lightning but an absolute deluge of rain!

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