Dawn without rain

wildsky

In this day sun
hope swirls where leaves hung once and will again
and wind-whispers fall low
as damp-heavy grasses

birdwings sweep grains in dewglitter
finch flocks

thrushes sing in the tree cloud
blackbirds squabble scrambling
through thicket tangle

and water runs loud

sky not yet empty
gleams oyster blue-grey
and deep in the ocean sky
I see the moon glint of pearls.

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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.

17 thoughts on “Dawn without rain”

    1. Thank you, David 🙂 Yes, the sound of running water is gentler this morning and it shouldn’t rain today. The stream runs into the Garonne about a mile away, so once it clears the obstacles of culverts and agricultural tracks, we’re okay.

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