Saturday, January 31, 2015

"As Pearls Might Bleed" by Ted Battye

sparkling drops play upon the pane
glass glimmering in the falling rain
finest gems ne’er gleamed so bright
as daubs of cloud in shards of light

silken webs cast in golden beads
in glist’ning streaks as pearls might bleed
the earth drinks deep to nourish seeds
as the edge of night soft recedes

"Wildflower" photo by Ted Battye
drops keep falling like limitless stars
slow the storm ebbs in the early hours
rain lingers long in our swirling dreams
’til the sun rises in majestic beams

rain diffuses sound and makes us slow
that we might pause to see the flowers grow
if the worst we must ever suffer through
is a little rain count us the lucky few

spring trades showers for blossoms in the sun
to celebrate another hard-fought winter won
come may we’ll find a sunlit bower
amid the warmth and fragrant flowers

’til then go softly in the gentle rain
until we feel sun on skin again

Ted Battye posts his photos here and his poetry here.

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