First Rain

Raindrops . . .

Embryos of life flowing from the sky. . .

Implanting into Earth’s womb.

Earth is ecstatic today . . .

Twins bounce, triplets play, quadruplets march in 4/4 time

Faster and faster until we cannot count the meter. . .

Oh, Heaven and Earth unite today. . .

Marry and penetrate your seed deep inside Earth’s womb. She’s been waiting far too long. . .

Desperately yearning for your touch. . .

Please don’t stop, be relentless. . .

Rain on, rain on. . .

For days and nights, and weeks, for many, many moons. . .

Flow deep into the valleys.

And mount the highest peak.

Implant every crevice. . .

Moisture from above glistening over Earth’s brown skin.

Ahhhh the petrichor of rich wet Earth.

Rain. . .Oh rain. . .

Come again, come again, and again, and again, and again.

Genie Nakano, 1993

Photo by Sourav Mishra on Pexels.com

                               

Published by genienakano

I love writing--It's my joy, my therapy--my confession. I'm a performer, dancer, yoga and meditation instructor, write a poetry column for Rafu Shimpo. Growth and love of life is a key to my happiness.

12 thoughts on “First Rain

  1. I edited my First Rain to use the word Petrichor. Thank you for the new word for a vintage 1993 poem. That was the first drought Los Angeles experienced. Unfortunately it is on going now. The climate has changed.

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