raindrops pixa

That earthy, pleasant scent we all know

but can’t quite describe from rain falling

on dry ground. A word from Greek

“petra” for stone but “ichor” for what

flows in the veins of the gods.




Autumn Rain

The three dry months meant no floods.

We made our own rain each evening

for flowers and vegetables, top-coating the soil

with a wet darker brown, but never

deep-soaking enough to really change the world.

Studies in Relativity On A Summer Rainy Day

I was thinking about an Einstein quote while watching the rain falling.

“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.” ― Albert Einstein

That inspired today’s ronka poem.

summer rain


The rain has made the day longer

than twenty-four hours. The air is thick.

We walk slower. Clockworks struggle a bit

to advance. Time and space bend me

and this 5/14’s of a rainy sonnet.