Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent

He will be like rain falling on a mown field, 
like showers watering the earth.
                                                   Psalm 72:6

     This gray gauze of rain 
        all day 
          over the pale wounds 
             of winter; 

     the patches of greening 
          through the remaining 

     what ever is 
          and what is falling,
             like droplets of sound

     or specs of starlight 
        through the sieves
           of clouds;

     the soft, low aria 
        of lightly splashing 
           all around 
              and a rushing in the gutters 
                 murmuring down

     past the porch 
           my listening 
             to the chanting of God
                 in the falling
                      of multitudes.

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