How do I Answer the Rain?

 

Rain. It comes walloping down by the bucketful, or sifts through the air as a gentle damp. Rain drips from the eaves, gets down my neck, fogs my glasses. But it’s good for reservoirs and gardens …

HOW DO I ANSWER THE RAIN?

my answer? I have none –
mouth open to receive each question
as it drops –                                                        IMG_5648
eyes shining in the wash
of insistent query

crocuses spread petals wide
in reply to the rain
melt in response
to the caress of wet fingers

rain seeks entrance to my being
asks to be the final tear
that I let fall

I close over a horizon
of yellow answers

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first published in Poetry Monthly

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About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she is now living in Shawnigan Lake, BC. She is married to Robert, an accountant, and they have three sons, Andrew Jon Mark ... and two cats, Alice and Chaucer. Joanna has an MA from the University of British Columbia. She has published in numerous anthologies and in magazines in Canada, the US, UK, and New Zealand, such as Canadian Women's Studies, Convolvus, Endless Mountains Review, Grain, Green's Magazine, Prairie Fire, Spin, Wascana Review, CBC Gallery, and many more... Clarity House Press has published several of her chapbooks including: Berry and the Birthday Band (2010) One of These Little Ones (1987) – out of print Cuernavaca Diary (1990) – out of print Seasons (1993) – out of print Watch-night (2005) – out of print
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