Renewal

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    Renewal

    It began as an eerie mist filling the sky

    Moistening the trees and grass as it caressed them

    Soundless as it went about its work

    Dark clouds providing the canvas for its birth

    Soon tiny droplets began to descend

    Falling intermittingly through the mist

    Until the mist was no more

    The gentle sound of rain could now be heard

    Small pools of water gathered hither and yon

    Birds began to seek shelter in nearby trees

    A far off rumble announced what was to come

    The tiny droplets intensified in sound

    Rain could now be heard on the tin roof above

    Small tears of water streaked the glass windows

    The falling rain began its chant

    Announcing its arrival through its own private symphony

    As the sky opened its grey cloak

    Rain poured from above in reckless abandon

    The hungry earth absorbed the gift without hesitation 

    Soon the rain subsided and the clouds parted

    The sun broke through and bathed all in its brilliant light

    With the sunlight and rain blending into its healing brew     

    The miracle of renewal for this day was now complete             

    ©Copyright 2009 Charlie Gragg   

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    bloomingsun commented on Renewal

    12-13-2009

    This is wonderful, such clear images. I love the 4th line!! I love a thunderstorm and this captures how moving nature can be. This reminds me of a piece I wrote years ago... although this one is the better poem. Thanks.

    Hampton

    12/13/2009

    Your remarks are appreciated.

    mamasan commented on Renewal

    11-15-2009

    Definitely the renewal is spiritual and reminds me the promise of new beginnings. I am not good with Bible quotes but I know that at Easter (springtime) there is the rebirth of the earth (new beginnings) evidenced by the trees and flowers and a promise of butterflies tomorrow. Wow Mr Gragg you definitely are a fine wordmaster. Thank you.

    Hampton

    11/15/2009

    Thank you for the compliment. You are too kind.

    JCKasper commented on Renewal

    07-23-2009

    I really loved this one........I can see why it is one of your favorites! Vivid images - Arousing Senses ___ ' The Chant of Nature's Private Symphony ' I can envision the ' Rainbow ' !!!!!

    Hampton

    07/23/2009

    Thank you, your comments are welcomed and appreciated.

    JCKasper

    07/24/2009

    I admire your dedication as well as your talent for writing! I seem to have problems with this website and my text editor ----- The format doesn't always match the format of which it was intended! It kind of alters the meaning ----- I would like to ask a favor ---Would you mind reading ' Vincent ' and give me your honest opinion? This is one of my favorites and am wondering if the meaning makes any sense?

    JCKasper

    07/24/2009

    I admire your dedication as well as your talent for writing! I seem to have problems with this website and my text editor ----- The format doesn't always match the format of which it was intended! It kind of alters the meaning ----- I would like to ask a favor ---Would you mind reading ' Vincent ' and give me your honest opinion? This is one of my favorites and am wondering if the meaning makes any sense?

    MSVanallen commented on Renewal

    06-22-2009

    Symphony...from the first moistening mist to the cresendo of the downpour to the sauve of the healing brew. I read this in answer to your comment to "Cherish All the Seasons" and I'm so glad I did...wonderful write!! MSV

    GentleT commented on Renewal

    06-14-2009

    The air along with my feelings usually feel refreshed after a summer thunderstom. As I tried to convey in my poem Dark Skies. I enjoyed your version as well.

    Hampton

    06/14/2009

    As always your comments are appreciated.

    A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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