This inspiration came by running last evening just after a heavy shower had passed. I’ve been waiting to finish work to write it down!
A pastel glow beneath the heavy sky Signals a sign of change. Warmth descends to valley floor; All nature held in the spell of rain. Breathe deep. Droplets jewel from the fronds of ferns; Earthy smell from moss and stone Heightens senses in this place; The knowledge of being quite alone. Breathe deep. In this world of darkened state Of hidden boughs laid low Musk of fox, rank smell of decay Spires of foxglove bright pink aglow. Breathe deep. The tremoring call of the lark, A bird which cannot be seen So high it flies above; The silhouette of the hare On sodden field of green. Breathe deep. All nature seems awakened The shower for now has passed. Swallows skim close to the ground Refreshment , nourishment Elixir of life is found. Breathe deep. Ruth Partridge