The destructive power of water has been heavily on display with the two major storms hitting the southern US. The rains and winds are outrageous and certainly a cause for concern. As we’ve seen its abilities to destroy, we here in the garden know it’s healing and nurturing strengths.
Rain is liquid water in the form of droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapor and then become heavy enough to fall under gravity. Rain is a major component of the water cycle and is responsible for depositing most of the fresh water on the Earth. It provides suitable conditions for many types of ecosystems, as well as water for hydroelectric power plants and crop irrigation.
As we continue our cycle of growth at Poetic Bloomings, write on any aspect of rain. Perhaps, find an article in your local paper or a magazine and use it to write a “found” poem that is rain-based. Stay safe, stay dry as possible and write your poem.
MARIE’S ALL WET:
I’m All Wet Limerick
I love gentle rain (yep, you bet),
but I do not like floods, tears, or sweat.
Love lakes, streams, and seas,
and love raindrops that freeze.
But I most love my liquid assets.
© Marie Elena Good, 2020
WALT RAINS SUPREME:
The thunder storm rages.
The lightning flash illuminates,
littering the scene with brilliance;
it’s impact was haunting.
The rain in a rivulet runs,
a remote pool of lifeless tears
in need of one sad and lonely heart.
The price paid for love lost.