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Posted: June 30th. 2015 6:14:01 PM
The Blessing of Rain
by Gwydion Ap Alder
Age Group: Adult
Hot cinnamon colored lands lie cracked and marred by a too fervent sun
Plants droop in a heat that flows like water across the land rippling our perspective
Deep distant sounds roll across the high plains as storms rumble in their approach
Watchful, hopeful, all things that live await the blessing that is desert rain
Distant grey silver streaks cascade at acute angles from dark clouds
Sweeping towards the ground where too often they vanish before contact
Virga frustrates and teases with its sweet promise left unfulfilled
The indescribably delicious odor of moisture mixed with desert perfumes entices
Micro-bursts of wind to raise the cinnamon dust in swirling wildly rapturous dances
An expectant silence washes across the landscape for a brief moment, and then.. it comes
Gusting, flying, booming with delight in its release, the blessing of rain descends
Large cold drops wash across the cracked ground to be greedily consumed
Creature’s eyes, newly born blossoms, lift as if in prayer to the down-rushing blessing
Ahhhh.. The ecstatic tingling of cold desert rain running down a heated face
Dripping and falling reaching towards its destiny bringing life to our earth
Sweet blessed smell of desert rain, life’s cycle of renewal and rebirth embodied
The blessing of desert rain, here made so precious by its infrequency
Is gladly welcomed by all that live in this sacred place that is our beloved desert home.
Author's Location: Prescott, Arizona
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