Thursday, August 17, 2006

Blue rain

on my upturned face
hundreds of fat drops fall from
out of perfect blue


Blogger snowsparkle said...

ah! rain clearing the air of smoke! how wonderful! i can feel the drops.

8/17/2006 9:52 AM  
Blogger mermaid said...

It is perfect, isn't it?

8/17/2006 10:01 AM  
Blogger rdl said...

Nice haiku !

8/17/2006 10:42 AM  
Blogger Brenda Clews said...

At last! A celebration of rain...! So glad!

8/17/2006 10:57 AM  
Blogger Sky said...

glad you can see the blue...instead of only the smokey greys and so glad you are being washed by the fat drops! did you do a rain dance, among your many talents, to bring this bath to the earth around you? ;)

8/17/2006 12:51 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Snowsparkle, it was mostly the wind that cleaned the sky. Just a few minutes of rain, really.

Mermaid, it is! I wish I could do justice to how amazing it was.

RDL, thanks! Nice to see you here.

Brenda, me too — I'll take what I can get, with gratitude. Clear air for now. And even that little bit of rain was welcome.

Sky, I don't think a rain dance is among my talents!! You are making me laugh. No, this wasn't even a "real rain" — maybe five minutes tops of big fat drops... but the way it came out of the clear blue sky was surreal.

8/17/2006 12:59 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

The saying in the south when the rain comes and the sun is shining, is "the devil's beating his wife". I know kind of strange. You make me want to go slap some raindrops with my face.

8/17/2006 1:29 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Pat... so those are the devil's wife's tears?? It is a strange feeling to look up at clear blue sky and have big fat drops land on your face. Pretty amazing. Pretty wonderful, I think, but then I don't worry too much about the devil.

8/17/2006 3:05 PM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I've been enjoying how the elements have shown up in your recent poems. All that fire and heavy air. Now we finally have the rain, even out of the clear blue.

8/17/2006 3:37 PM  
Blogger Yes said...

Last time that happened to me, there was a rainbow! (A little one)
If I hadn't looked straight up, I would have missed it.

8/17/2006 9:28 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

there is a popular saying which sums up the british weather 'if you don't like the weather wait a minute' you just reminded me of it I don't know where it came from

8/20/2006 10:07 AM  
Blogger floots said...

(must remember it next time i moan about the rain) :)

8/21/2006 11:05 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Robin, I'll have to think how to work in earth, next, huh?

Firebird, you know I wondered if I'd see a rainbow... but I didn't.

Sue, around here, it's "wait fifteen minutes" — same kind of idea.

Floots, thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I think you get a heck of a lot more rain than we do, though, so I suppose a little moaning might be justified... much as I moan about the heat.

8/21/2006 7:50 PM  
Blogger NINANINA said...

short poem says A LOT!

8/27/2006 8:51 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Nina, thanks! and welcome!

8/28/2006 8:35 AM  

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