like the rain

“Let the earth harken to the words of my mouth. May my instruction soak in like the rain, and my discourse permeate like the dew: like a downpour upon the grass, like a shower upon the crops. For I will sing of the Lord’s renown, I will sing of the greatness of our God!” (Deuteronomy, Chapter 32)

The imagery of the words of wisdom and love soaking in like the rain strikes me in a way that is gentle and cleansing. I am like the earth,

Thalictrum aquilegiifolium

Thalictrum aquilegiifolium

parched and dry, unable to produce crops until the gentle rains permeate my being. For that to happen I must be still and receptive—a clump of dirt awaiting restoration. Imagine the beauty of the fruit when I allow that rain to soak through me!

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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