13 June 2008

After The Rain (rev)


Resurgent greens and stronger hues
within the colours in-between will
spring again; the reddish brown has
nearly gone and silver greys erased
in darker shades now gleam with
slickly natured sheen from gentle,
gentle rain.

Clouded skies unite and demonize
the dry and dusty plight of days of
brutal sun and scathing wind, the
thin veneer is quickly peeled and
puddle-swamped in muddled swirls
of slushy earth to tinge the tracks
of heavy wheels.

A welcome cold at first conceals its
chilling bite, and in the icy shades of
night frigidity invites less welcome
sentiments – until a wrap of insulation
seals its warming heat, sanctifies the
stolid feet and frigid toes with subtle
sweep of warming blood.

At morning sun’s return to claim
the earth a mist surprises, rising
unabashed and clean to grace
the nascent waiting skies.
© 11 September 2006, I.D. Carswell