Prism Rain

Prism Rain

by Laura Summerville Reed

Dancing in the parti-colored sunlight

A Holy Dust Mite

momentarily suspended in the rays

Glory pouring down

from the windows of Heaven




Now I’m kicking out

the stained glass panes

Soaking up the sunshine

flooding in

The Devil Orb

is dancing off my skin

And Heaven falls

down like prism rain

©LSR 2010

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Pachuca213 6 years ago

That was quite lovely! Thanks for sharing.

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

Ah yes...the warmth of liquid sunshine without the filters of life's many needs to see it with their own eyes to then appreciate the beauty that it does secrete in it transit through prismed glass. Great stuff, Laura! Happy New Year! WB

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A.A. Zavala 6 years ago from Texas

I can feel the the ray of dusty sun shine piecing the rose colored stain glass window unto my face. Awesome, thank you for sharing.

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Awful Poet 6 years ago from The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) (m-M)_0 = 18.41, or 48 kpc (~157,000

What a fantastic piece!

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lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon Author

Pachuca, it's my pleasure. Thank you for reading and for the leaving such kind encouragements to my writing.

Wayne Brown, you do say the prettiest things! Thank you, kind sir. ;D

Augustine, per our conversation, you now have the arduous task of carrying the esoteric message of my poetry to the world upon my posthumous fame, lol. Thank you, my dear friend.

AP, it is such a wonderful thing to know that you read my poetry, thank you and thank you, again!

~ Laura

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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA

Beautiful Laura,

I've always thought of you more as a water sprite than a dust mite, but the dancing is the thing!


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lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon Author

Ahh, dear Christopher, whether I'm a dust mite or water sprite, with such wonderful compliments to my writing from you I'll never have a reason to stop dancing. ~ Laura

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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

I suspect neither you nor heaven likes a glass prison--even if it's only a prism. Nice Laura. =:)

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lalesu 5 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon Author

I can only speak for myself, and would never presume to know the desires of heaven, but you are correct, dear Winsome, unless I'm the keeper of the key to the gilded door I'm just locked in a room.

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epigramman 5 years ago

....well no one can put words together quite like you and redefine how great the genre of poetry can really be - and yes that is still the greatest smile on this side of seeing 'my sun' rise in the morninig in the east sky over my lake of Erie ..... how have you been? Please stay well and keep thinking those good thoughts!

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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Lovely, lovely write!!

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lalesu 4 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon Author

Oh, epigramman, how I over looked your lovely comment for so many months, I'll never know. My apologies for not responding sooner. However, it was a bit like looking on the top shelf in mid-summer and finding a gift still wrapped from Christmas! Thank you so very much for your kind words of praise. ~ Laura

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lalesu 4 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon Author

Thank you, thank you, Audrey!

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RebeccaCurz 4 years ago from United States

It's a beautiful poem Laura and very well written.

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lalesu 4 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon Author

Thank you, RebeccaCurz.

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