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“Everything blooming bows down in the rain…“

I quite like this poem, "Heavy Summer Rain", by Jane Kenyon, especially the way she mingles the observational with the personal. Her observations remind me of the bowing hydrangeas and (albeit not blooming - that was in spring) lilac bushes in my yard. And how rain collects on the leaves of trees, only to be dislodged by the wind later, after the rains have passed - a phenomenon I like to call "tree rain."

July 23, 2018 in Books | Permalink