Tuesday, May 13, 2014

DMC: "Drought Life" by Linda Baie



Drought Life

These times,

our spring, when roots
and ducks cry for darkened
clouds that give showers and puddles,
we pray.

Can't wait

for God, but grab
sprinklers, snaking the hose
to geographic corners of
the lawn.

Washing

the grass and trees
and plants down, down to roots,
They glisten in gratitude, prayers
answered.


© 2014 Linda Baie. All rights reserved.


Laura Purdie Salas has challenged us to come up with a water-themed cinquain this month.  Click HERE for details.  If you would like to join in the fun, use the contact form in the sidebar to the right to send me your splashtastic poem!



11 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous poem, Linda! A wonderful mixture of earth and spirit, yearning and thanks. Thank YOU for sharing your vision this month.

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  2. Thanks Michelle, happy you posted my poem and enjoyed it! I'm happy I wrote it last week because we just had a lot of rain and heavy, wet snow. Prayers answered I guess! Thanks to Monica too!

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  3. Love this--and your recent precip should have helped this problem. Favorite phrase: "They glisten in gratitude"

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    1. Thanks Jane. Yes, while crazy weather, the moisture is heaven-sent!

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  4. Very nice, Linda. I especially like:

    when roots
    and ducks cry for darkened
    clouds

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  5. Yes, Linda, in times of drought, there are hoses. I can imagine the roots and the leaves singing your praise as you bow to water them.

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    1. Ha! Margaret, I imagine that they do. At least when I water my houseplants, they seem appreciative. Thank you.

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  6. "They glisten in gratitude" is so lovely -- I think of rain drops on the leaves of our gingko tree.

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