The Rain in Spring


Falling at times gently and at other times harshly,

Spring rain comes to us,

Falling upon us, showering us with nourishment and hope,

Falling without heed of need or merit.


Spring rain meets welcoming earth,

Falling upon bare ground, grass blades, upon roses, upon the roofs of houses, and

Welcoming earth warmly takes falling rain unto itself,

Feeding oaks, tupelos, hackberries, cedars--

All without heed of need or merit,

Following the same rule in all its great and universal falling.


--April 15, 2013