Splendor of skies

How can we not love the rain,

wet, damp, coming at awkward moments

as we rush to and fro

living our everyday lives

with no time for this shower

drops the size of dimes splashing down

we shelter ourselves as best we can

beneath inadequate umbrellas and eaves

as it soaks through cotton

we sigh and glance up to see,

how far and how long

till we can make that break

to a better place.

In the distance the glow surfaces,

the end of the storm on hand

and we smile for we know

that even though it was just an inconvenience,

better things wait round the corner,

as the grey moves off and the humidity rises

with the evening sunset poised to take flight

into the far side of the earth,

we gaze above to find the splendor that waits,

and we watch with gleeful smiles

blessed to have witnessed this view

and to capture just a bit

to prove it was no mirage

but a color slide into our hearts

bringing peace with its being.

Photo taken this past week above our home. Rain daily but with a gift like this, who can really complain?


31 thoughts on “Splendor of skies

  1. good morning Sheldon,
    I love a good thunder and lightning storm, as long as it’s not over my head πŸ™‚ peace and love my friend, thinking of you as always ❀ and almost a good afternoon….another work day…blah! ❀


  2. thank you so very much Linda, I’m so glad you enjoyed it, feeling light these days and enjoying the thoughts and visions and where they carry me in verse πŸ™‚ peace and love, K

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  3. Who can complain? This is as you ask, after being drenched and yet see the beauty in the rainbow. What a gift! πŸ™‚ 🌈
    I enjoy the pitter patter upon the roof and dripping branches. 🌧

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  4. Some will sing in the rain, others will cower from it.
    Sometimes when it rains, I rejoice. A calming shower will do that.
    Sometimes when it rains, I retreat. A raging cascade will do that.

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  5. Your words fell trippingly on my heart. “with the evening sunset poised to take flight / into the far side of the earth,” is but one example of your mastery of our language. Delightful!

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Your words are stars and I humbly thank you for shining your light for me....

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