Celebrating the Rain

The rains in Africa are a time of celebration for all the denizens of the wilderness areas, and a time for the renewal of vegetation and the water supply.

A Time of Celebration

The rains of Africa provide inspiration for poets and artists alike and Celebrating the African Rain is a collection of verse from the times of experiencing this amazing happening.

The Wild Storm


A wild storm rages

noise

and wind

a spilling

or a frustrated retreat

The noise, the fury

then the silence

the moment, agreement

a consenting

tentative
a sudden spilling

a dampening of the dust

the scent of spent passion

there are deep sighs

the moment has gone

the wait for the new season is over

Celebrating the afternoon storm


In an evening of an afternoon rain

the frogs celebrate the moon

clean

in a washed sky

heralding the night

and the silence beyond

The morning rain


A droplet, suspended

a moment, sparkling

reflecting images,

a beauty unrivalled

for a moment
A slow saturation scenting the first light

in dewy-damp

a satiation

the dawn sparkles in passion spent

the chorus celebrates
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