it raineth

it raineth
    September 2013

The rain settled in,…..a snap by the wet Weathercats

anyone could
see the rain’s
set in
‘the rain it
raineth everyday’*
in for the long
haul down ridge
and range on
paddock and muddy
track the low clouds
kapok coming undone
the rain falling on
bowsprit and cockpit
jacketed slick under
canvas moored boats
unresting spreading oil
and lamp-lit shine
on asphalt mist in
the eye and ear
unhearing things
‘the rain it raineth
everyday’ falling
to the end on
glass in split
and twisted
shapes of
sky as if
there were
nowhere else
to fall to fly
to in such
haste or
glide than

*the closing song from Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’.

Copyright © 2017 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

The music is from Maurice Ravel’s “Une Barque sur l’Ocean”, from Miroirs, 1904-1905, performed here by Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

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