Litany of Love and Rain

I love you like the rain loves dry earth,
seeping into pores, darkening dust,
releasing its ripe scent.

I love you like leaves drink the dew
and hide their sheen in shadows
’til midday.

I love you as the dapple on a pond,
as the shiver on the flanks of horses
come to drink.

I love you as thrumming on a roof,
clatter of windows in the wind,
clouds’ tympani and strobe.

I love you as birdsong,
hopeful as April.

– Sarah Russell
Photo source
For the dVerse prompt “rain

40 thoughts on “Litany of Love and Rain

    1. High praise, Bjorn. It’s one of my favorites: “…So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, / So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.” Hope that holds for all of us who leave our breadcrumbs on pages for our loves.

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  1. Oh, to receive such a beautiful love poem, Sarah! It puts me in mind of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 43 – ‘let me count the ways’ in raindrops. I especially love the lines:
    ‘I love you as thrumming on a roof,
    clatter of windows in the wind’
    and
    ‘I love you as birdsong,
    hopeful as April’.

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