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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Rain at Poetry Jam...

All the wet weather springs
Join the creek
And make it bigger

The force of wild rain
Roars through the valley
Carrying trees

The water gate
Holds nothing now
Except the memory
And debris
Of high water

I am grateful
My ancestors
Built on high ground

For Poetry Jam Rain

26 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ah i def appreciate the high ground when the rains come...have seen too many washed away to think other wise...

TexWisGirl said...

indeed.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, that really does wash away a lot of big branches and trees.

Ginny said...

Yes, I am grateful that we are on high ground, too. The river is right behind us, we could see it out our back windows before they built the condos. What a sight this is!!

Helen said...

Lovely writing ... third stanza is my favorite.

DeniseinVA said...

High ground is a blessing. Great post!

Lynne said...

Wise decision that "high ground " . . .
Well done POET . . .

LindaG said...

Yes!
You are blessed by that, indeed.

Sumana Roy said...

i always appreciate the high ground...i have seen my ground floor rooms become swimming pools and things floating around in the 90's..
ugh..and the hard task of cleaning after the flood...still i feel even flood is better than no rain...nice lines :)

Peggy said...

I can see why you would be glad to live on high ground. Nice photo and flowing poem.

Sandy said...

You did get a good amount of rain there. It's a good thing you live up on high ground. More rain expected this weekend.

Gabriella said...

The force of the rain and the wisdom of your ancestors. Very good poem, Gail!

Mary said...

Ah yes, I am glad my ancestors built on high ground too. On low ground, the water always has its way....eventually.

Laurie Kolp said...

Yes, indeed.

Henny Penny said...

Love this poem!

alan1704 said...

Yes it is always essectial to build on high ground. Very nicely done.

Sue said...

Oh, I do love that last stanza…in all its levels of meaning.

=)

Gillena Cox said...

rain is nice; yet there's also too much to handle; glad to hear you manage on high ground

much love...

DesertHen said...

We have had rain here the last three days. A thunderstorm just rolled through the valley this afternoon! Things are getting a bit mucky, but I'll try not to complain as we need the moisture!

artbyrae said...

Sometimes if you live on a river you also live in a river at times...yes high ground is best!

Susan Lindquist said...

I'm with you! Glad we live on high ground!

ccchampagne said...

It's just so hard to remember the power of something that seems so... Softly lapping... *sigh* Powerful in its simplicity. Bravo!

grapeling said...

cool write - really like that closing verse ~

Donna Smith said...

Yes, "high and dry" is good for a house...not so much for a boat, but that's a different topic!
Raging rivers created by downpours are so dangerous!

Grace said...

High ground, I so appreciate it ~ Once you have experienced flooding, its a horrible experience ~ I am amazed though how quickly water can rise up in creeks and lakes ~ Have a lovely weekend Gail ~

Anne V (Anne The Obscure) said...

Well that was a great write too. I just came from another one of your poems. Your blog and your writing is awesome.

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