Today's blog post is a poem, written for a friend far away. We have blessed each other with a relationship that thrives on deep conversations and creative endeavors. Last week, during a rainstorm, I remembered that it was her birthday and so I wrote her a poem. I'm inspired to share the poem with you too.
Rainstorm . . .
Thunder rumbled all night and into the dawn
Flashes of light and fury, consuming the sky
The rains steady and full of promise
Quenching dry ground and brittle bone
The struggle to write the morning into being
With faulty sentences and waves of emotion
Wondering where it all comes from
These torrents of fear, beauty and awe
Dreams give birth at the bottom of tea mugs
In dog-eared William Carlos Williams books
Crying for a vision to form
And soak the brown earth of our souls
Dawn breaks into silver gray
I think of you, always far away
Kindred spirit of creative storms
Baptizing, washing away, cleansing
I will meet you in a sea of raindrops
Long for you in worded structures that live in clouds
We will know each other through the weaving
Of creative journeys unleashed by Zeus
Dear reader, may you always have someone with whom you can share the poetry of your heart, however that may manifest. Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog.