Tuesday, April 24, 2012
napowrimo April 25
Just Imagine One Rain Drop
Sheets of rain blow over the fields
the wind slashing like this ///////////////
changing the way an artist changes
the smile on a portrait with one mark.
I say “rain” and cannot describe
the grey shimmer of a cape
that flies over the brown field.
And so I imagine just one rain drop.
And yet even as part of wind-slashed rain-whip
how to explain these April rags of snow
littering exhuberant greens?
A rain-drop on dandelion brushes
with their closed-for-business look;
a rain-slip off the fern that looked
like a dragon yesterday, nestled in white;
rain-pearl on the still-life fountain of ferns
bereft now of snow.
It's a good day to go inside
Let someone else
be the fat robin,
let someone else yank
at weeds, drive to work,
answer the phone.
It's a good day to ride raindrops
even if the wind slashes us
across a field.
Hang on-- It all goes by too fast.