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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Strange Meteorology

Pin pricks
these rain drop darts
colder than we'd thought...
Rain darting
copse to field
then field to lake
and back to copse.

Spiralling indeed.
Our eyes have followed it
above the heathered hills.
We are agreed
the shower returning
airborne in the sense of everyday
seems not to touch the surface of the lake
so bright the light reflecting there.

Day darkens
and the lake's arms open,
welcome back the darts
which pit the surface.
Tiny craters
each with its tall steeple
placed dead centre.
(Strange, I had not noticed them before.)

Short lived, of course,
as everything is bound to be
in such a spiralling universe.


Elephant's Child said...

This is truly beautiful Dave. I stood mesmerised and watched the rain return to the lake.

jabblog said...

So much more interesting than 'It poured with rain'. I shall never look at rain in quite the same way again.

Brian Miller said...

wow. wonderful imagery man....i love the rain...and we have gotten enough of it this week...ha...its cool to just watch...and listen to its symphony....you took me right there....

Carl said...

An amazing poem. Great descriptions.

Mary said...

Rain drops ARE like darts, aren't they? And...yes...everything in this universe is short lived. Raindrops, human, alas....everything. You've got me thinking, Dave.

Maude Lynn said...

This is so gorgeous! Wow!

Jenny Woolf said...

How acutely observed. Steeples. I have never seen those in raindrops on water before. Now I will look out for them. Another good poem, Dave. You do so many.

Anonymous said...

It is all transient~but we tend not to see that, by way of our emotions. ~Mary

Cloudia said...

observation! lovely

ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
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Ygraine said...

The life cycle of a raindrop, within the spiral of Nature's whole.
There is a beauty here that brings a lump to the throat and a sense of connectedness to all life.

I am SO moved.:)

Ygraine said...

I hope you are feeling better today, Dave?:)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Dave you have really captured a feeling that I love

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

A dazzling, mesmerising meditation.

Dave King said...

Elephant's Child
Thank you, a lovely comment.

In time maybe it will wash away! Thanks.

Thanks for saying so.

Good to hear this. Much thanks.

Nature always does that to me. Thanks for your comments.

Mama Zen
Thank you very much.

Yes, in the craters made by the rain drops. I can't claim to have seen them before - or since, for that matter!

Frankand Mary
Welcome to you both and many thanks for your observation.


And I too am moved. Thank you so much. (Much better, thank you.)

Thank you for saying so. Much appreciated.

Wow, a really great comment. Thanks.