Against an anxious World.
Hush your mind.
Gaze and listen.
On the earth.
A thirsty soul is quenched.
“Rain, rain, don’t go away.
Come and play with me ev’ry day.”
Silly girl, I cannot stay.
Gaze and listen while I’m away.
©2013 Stacy Allbritton
Keith Wynn said:
This is so beautiful!! I felt as if I were there 🙂
Glad you passed by for a visit, Keith! ❤
I awoke to the sound of rain both today and yesterday mornings Stacy. Isn’t it beautiful? Your video is magical, just like being on the porch with you, and I loved hearing the thunder too. 🙂
Wish you could stop by and have some coffee on the porch with me, Joanne – it’s magical. ❤
How wonderful that would be! 🙂
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Sweet Valentine greetings, Summer
That’s so, so sweet, Summer….thank you!
Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too! ❤
You’re welcome : ) And thanks to you too
El Guapo said:
Oh, you’re going to have some lush grass come spring!
Yes, I am….and a lot of mowing….but I’m not thinking about that yet. ❤
We had LOTS of rain and flooding yesterday and still, water leeks into our downstairs area… Not fun, we’re both exhausted. Got our 2nd wet vac this morning and that helps but you have to empty it every time so you must stay alert. Skipped my night sleep entirely and only napped some hours after 1:00 PM. But no damage that is good. Only hard work and rough hands from wringing the cotton cloths (Dutch ‘dweil’ that I use with a squeegee) for soaking up the water. We got tiles everywhere so that helps. Need to improve our gutter system so we can divert the masses of water away from the home… But you have lived through worse water experiences. We can’t complain.
Hugs to you and a Happy Valentine’s to you both!
Oh, I’m so sorry to hear that, Mariette! Yes, I fully understand the wrath of water, as you know. When we lived in New Jersey, my husband diverted water from our house with a thing called a French drain. Maybe you could look into installing one of those (very inexpensive) to keep the water away from your house.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too. ❤
There’s nothing like a good soaking rain to cleanse the soul! Love your poetry! I love listening to rain on the roof when I am going to sleep. My Dear Mother had wonderful memories of sleeping at her Grandmother’s farm in Vermont and listening to the rain on her tin roof. You are lucky to have that wonderful porch to shelter you so you can stand outside and listen. I love the wind chimes and the sound of the thunder. We rarely get thunder here – too cool, but plenty of rain. But mostly gentle rain. If we had heavy rain like that, there would be flooding from all the run-off from the mountains. Enjoy your beautiful rain, Stacy Lyn. xoxo
A southern thunderstorm is an awe-inspiring phenomenon, for sure, Karen. I really missed it when I was overseas. ❤