on rain

I hear your falling
hiss, swashing, dripping, splashing
feel you on my skin

~

CLP 06/11/2022

On Time

dark envelops us
collars up, hats pulled down firm
vision fore-shortened

~

n.b. Layout the welcome mat to winter.

CLP 05/11/2022

on rain

where have you hidden
air pregnant with your presence
welcome arrival

~

n.b. At last, as often as not, rain on the window, puddled streets, guttering running full.

CLP 01/11/2022

on time

schedules don't account
for variable weather
rain-break friendships flow

~

n.b. Something special about the White Sox crowd. Nearly six hours with the rain delay start, passed in a flash. Thank you to Sam, Henry, the guy in the queue (not ‘The Queue’) and the ticket seller. Unforgettable evening of great conversation. Baseball was pretty good too, by the way.

CLP 21/09/2022

on rain

coming soon enough
fiercely beating the hard clay
raging in torrents

~

CLP 13/08/2022

on rain

we bemoan presence
your mild inconvenience
weep at absence

~

n.b. Notes, coins and electronic tokens in private water companies’ bank accounts are worth nothing when Nature’s reserves have been spent.

It is expected that a drought is to be declared in England today. July 2022 saw just 10% of average rain fall for the month, while August has seen close to none at all.

We search the skies for signs of rain. What next, rain dances, prayers?

CLP 12/08/2022

on time

hear that? rain's patter
streaked, dusty window, cool air
grass barely alive

~

CLP 26/07/2022

on rain

was that everything?
gone before you've kissed earth
hit the ground running

~

CLP 29/06/2022

on rain

Now you're here, I'll sleep
Safe at home, warm in my bed
I've really missed you

~

CLP. 18/06/2022

on time

we knew rain would come
it was a question of when
would it start, when stop

n.b. All our April showers have come at once. It tends to stop raining just after you’ve walked home, obviously!

~

CLP 04/05/2022