Recording of “In Praise of Rain”

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In Praise of Rain

Which is not to say lightning or hail.
Sometimes I forget to open the umbrella

until my glasses remind me: Wake up, you’re
wet! If scarcity breeds

value, what is a thunderhead worth
in July? A light shower in August?

Even spreadsheets can’t tell us.

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“In Praise of Rain” has appeared here several times, but this is the recording’s debut.

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22 thoughts on “Recording of “In Praise of Rain”

  1. Marvelous sound (voice and recording acoustics) – a double Okaji dip for my day. Your postcard arrived and blew me away. I would have loved it anyway, but the synchronicity of its arrival was out of bounds. Briefly, I am participating in a Medicine Wheel Writing group – had spent a couple of hours with this week’s podcast “from the East”, written a stream-of-conscious piece about being between visible past and obscure future … folding up the writing thinking perhaps there’s a poem to come on this betweenness. Walked out to get the mail – found your betweenness poem. Mystic and amazing! Many thanks for the beautiful card Might I reference your “The Loneliness of the Last”? On your blog?

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