Rain


I hear you rolling through the ocean sky
hissing like the incoming tide
through the poplars
boughs dancing like kelp in the current
and I hear you pass over
roar dwindled to pattering of drops
pebbles rolling in the backwash.

Silence follows
trawling clouds in the blue
as the season shifts changes gear
slipping into the cooling time
and the dimming of the light.
We sigh
in eternal dissatisfaction.

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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.

27 thoughts on “Rain”

      1. They’re having terrible flooding in the Mediterranean area. We don’t get such severe storms. What comes off the Atlantic has lessened by the time it gets as far inland as we are.

      1. The last proper rain we had was mid August and everything is bone dry. So, we need it. I just wish it would rain a lot and get it over with instead of threatening and producing nothing.

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