After the Rain

Raindrops on Leaves, Forest Falls, CA

Raindrops on Leaves, Forest Falls, CA

A big rain last night,

Lightening, thunder,

In Forest Falls

The dry earth rejoices.

And so do we, give thanks

For the liquid joy soaking into soil,

Nourishing tree roots,

Damping down tinder about to flash.

Not far from here, in Idyllwild, in another forest

The latest epic fire rages on.

And so we send our prayers,

In recognition for the fickle nature of heat and winds,

For the vulnerable and despairing,

And acknowledge how are bodies are fashioned

From the same elements that can destroy.

And kiss the sky in gratitude for the rain.

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7 Responses to After the Rain

  1. Theresa says:

    This is beautiful! “Liquid joy…” Thank you.

  2. omtatjuan says:

    I’ve traveled many places in California and have never heard of Forest Falls. Enlighten me:)

    • smallpebbles says:

      Okay, Forest Falls is above Redlands the back road up to Big Bear (I think Hwy 38) in the San Gabriel Mountains. Small town, a tiny market, Mexican restaurant, about it. Quiet, trees, black bears……

      • omtatjuan says:

        Ahhh! Next time I’m down there on a work loan I will find that nice place. Thanks!

  3. risinghawk says:

    Lovely! Love it! Peace . . .

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