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When Rain Subsides

Updated on March 7, 2012

When Rain Subsides

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

Once again the rain invades my day with gloom,

dark clouds, plump and brimming hover above.

Creatures nestle in dry nooks waiting for a break,

from the relentlessness of nature’s onslaught.

Rivulets form in pathways and beds,

dragging leaves and twigs to uncertain end.

Streaming into lands unknown,

they toss and turn in the building torrents.

Life watches in quiet surrender,

sheltered and warm till sun once more graces the eternal blue.

Until then, the sound of water’s run echoes,

and nature sucks in the life and bulges with potential.

Everything is green, a myriad of tones and textures,

displaying the vastness of life in endless form.

I wait also, behind my window, enclosed by grey,

looking for that crack in the sky, that beam of hope arise.

Suddenly a ray of golden light pervades the landscape,

its beam shimmering into the gloom, enlivening.

The rain ceases as if someone turned off the tap,

and the sun pushes its way through.

Clouds escape in quick succession, parting,

then dissipating under the sun’s gentle invasion.

The warmth permeates every form,

until creatures emerge and join the throng of life.

The trickle of water is now replaced,

creatures resounding and scurrying here and there,

busy once again tending their lives,

their earthly dream.

I smile behind my window, and begin to write.


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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Eiddwen. Thanks for reading. Cheers.

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant once more.

      Great work and thank you for sharing with us.

      Take care