Monday, 22 June 2020

A DROP OF WELCOME RAIN

SOMETIMES RAIN COMES LIKE THIS

Sometimes rain comes like this
a gentle shower that’s hard to beat
for calling things to order
It calls my heart to order
I listen and am moved
No argument more powerful
it calms me to compliance
more willingly than downpours,
comes unannounced and soothing
The riddle of its falling 
makes mystery easier  
I see what should have been
a stand-out all along
It touches everything and so
I’m touched by everything
An all-embracing murmur
an omnipresence tapping
on my inmost being’s door
it throws a veil of comfort
over the garden and the trees
darkens the sandstone paths
postponing work and weeding
and without a word being said
calls amnesty and rest
Sometimes rain comes like this.





© Ciaran O'Driscoll 2020

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