Rain at Sunset

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Photo Credit: vandevertranch.org

Photo Credit: vandevertranch.org

My favorite part of the day

is when the sun

dips behind the mountains.

As the golden turns

to purple,

that is my favorite

moment.

The deep lavender

sets over the horizon

and paints pink

splashes in the sky.

The five minutes

after the sun sets–

that is the best time.

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Rain splatters

the rooftops,

the pavement,

the trees–

this drenched,

soggy

sky reminds me of

home.

Of the bright green

trees

and the scent of pine

drifting between the

raindrops.

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The sunset

and the rain–

if only we could

mingle their

beauties together,

perhaps we

could create the

perfect day.

Arrival

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Photo Credit: wabira.blogspot.com

Photo Credit: wabira.blogspot.com

I am waiting for the

sky to open,

for the cold to

erupt from the

unsuspecting earth.

It hovers in the

periphery

like a child eavsdropping

on a dark night.

It tiptoes out of

the high recesses

of the above

and settles quiet

on the world.

White blankets

of ice

wrap the earth

in frigid arms

and freeze the tears

that fall from

the dying all around.

It is beauty.

It is death.

The silence beckons

sounds that

won’t arrive until

Spring.