Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Prayer for a Raging Tempest

The sun, as it rises this morning, 
is tranquilly bobbing in an apricot sea.
No rain in the sky, no rain on the radar, 
no promise of rain for the upcoming week 
Cracked and parched, limp and wilted, 
pale green of despair--are the fields that compel me to offer this prayer:

Lord, alter the winds 
that swirl in from the oceans
Send us clouds full of water, 
great sheets pouring down
Mists and drips, 
drops and torrents, 
splatting onto the rooftops
And thunder, that shatters the skies with its sound.

I'm not fond of lightning, but I'd gladly bear it...
Just send us some rain, Lord, I know you can spare it.





Alter; verb: Change or cause to change in character or composition, typically in a comparatively small but significant way.

Fond; adjective: having an affection or liking for; affectionate, loving.

Tranquil; adjective: Free from disturbance; calm.

15 comments:

jaerose said...

We have plenty here! Rain soothes the land and the fires inside too..always welcome to clear the head and dust away..Jae

Andy McDonald said...

Looks like you're in a bit of a drought. You truly capture a sense of desperation for rain here using the prompt words brilliantly.

Old Altonian said...

That's a terrific poem. We have the same problem here - 'up north' - yesterday the temperature was 40 celsius - everything is dry as a bone. Very high UV ratings, and some idiot neighbours are lying around in skimpy bikinis!

Lisa Taylor said...

I found this lovely - very heartfelt and easy to 'see'. I like the end line. Quirky and sincere all at once :-)

VL Sheridan said...

Beautiful prayer. I hope it's answered soon.

mindlovemisery said...

Beautiful prayer may it bring you the rain =)

Mike Patrick said...

A wonderful description of the horrors of a drought. Here in the Midwest States, we are awaiting the likelihood of the Mississippi River flooding--again.

andy sewina said...

Phew, we had exactly that sort of weather here in Manchester today.

Cool plea!

Fear Not the Darkness but What lies Within said...

Some people want rain others want sun. We had a dilly of a storm here yesterday.We had lightening wind thunder and trees coming down.Even took out power at the hospital not good.They only had enough power for extreme emergencies.

Kwee Lewis said...

Very nice. I love the colors of the picture, the photo and the one your words painted.

Jessica Prescott said...

a beautiful supplication

creativeintrospection said...

Just posted a photo that SO resembles yours, except with moonlight! Here in South Africa we're experiencing heavy floods, a mini tornado and most unsual: in the Namib desert a the Zebra's graze in snow! Prayer is certainly all any of us can offer. Thanks for the beautiful poem.

ThomG said...

instead of a rain dance, you give a rain poem. I like it.

sharplittlepencil said...

Prayers for your rain to come. Beautiful image, but a potent reminder of how dry the land can get. Good use of the 3WW prompt words, liked this very much. Thanks, Amy
http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/prompt-etiquette-3ww/

Carina said...

And it was answered, too. Not with torrents, but with some relief anyway.