All morning I study rain:
solemn on the shingled roof,
bubbly in the puddle!
many kinds of rain to hear,
many shades of gray to see.
The yin & yang of rain:
filling up the sparrows' basin,
knocking down the apple blossoms.
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"On Rain" from Variations, Longhouse.
Copyrighht 1999 by Bill Deemer.
Reprinted with permission of the author.