Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

Friday, January 20, 2012

Finding Myself Inside of the Rain

Morning Rain 
by Tu Fu
"A slight rain comes, bathed in dawn light.
 I hear it among treetop leaves before mist arrives.
Soon it sprinkles the soil
and,windblown, follows clouds away.
Deepened colors grace thatch homes for a moment.
 Flocks and herds of things wild
glisten faintly. 
Then the scent of musk opens across
half a mountain -- and lingers on past noon." 

Yes, the rain has come.
And I find myself inside of it.
Do you see?


  1. I DO see you! Very clever! Breathtaking photos...thanks for taking the time to post them.

    Best regards,


  2. oh, I do! sneaky....:)
    we have a lot of snow tonight...and cold.....

  3. Beautiful pictures and poem. So glad to see you have gotten some rain finally. We are having rain here also. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

  4. ha...there are whole worlds in those raindrops...that drip is so small you look all kinds of scrunchy...smiles.

  5. Hello my Farmlady Friend! Stopping by to say THANK YOU for all of your comments on my blog...

    And also, what wonderful words and pictures you have here! Blessings to you :)

  6. Like angels dancing on the head of a pin! Glad you're rain is gentle...ours is ferocious and biting,all icy and cold. BTW, thanks for the nice comment on my post today. I wondered if my words were a bit too strong...

  7. Yes! I see :)

    Beautiful photos, as always. I'm so impressed by the weathered edge of the barrel planter. It has "character", like the lines in our faces as we age :)

  8. Well no, but I need new reading glasses. Some darn purdy pictures though! I especially like the first one....

  9. I love the rain. Living here on the 'wet coast' it's part of me. I go out in it, stay inside and look out at it and love the smell and even the feel of it on the wettest of days.
    What lovely prose to go with the rain. I'll bet you're happy to see it as well?


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