Rain

May 12th, 2014 at 12:47 pm

 

peony in rain_sm

 

In honor of the rain (finally!), here’s one of my poems that was published in The Christian Science Monitor.

 

RAIN

All day rain has

held to the clouds,

the sky turning from

gray to purple to purple-blue

and back to gray again.

A soft wind, the breath

of spring, pushes the yellow

kitchen curtains into the room.

Now, as dusk falls, so does the rain,

darkening the sidewalks,

the street. As cars dry by

the sound of wet tires

splashes in through open windows.

I listen in the dark,

the rain filling a place

I didn’t know was empty.

 

~ Cheryl Unruh

 

First published in The Christian Science Monitor June 7, 2001

 

Poetry & Haiku, seasons, weather

  1. May 12th, 2014 at 12:51 | #1

    LOVE IT!! THANKS FOR SHARING!!

  2. May 18th, 2014 at 13:06 | #2

    Haiku’s are my favourite poems.