Artist Marcia Baldwin
Into each life a rain must fall.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Rain goddess; elemental, vital, only
only really at home in the mountains;
she mizzles, drizzles, spits and spots
for she is pure rain, she is precipitation
falling from the skies, carried on a cloud.
She is a downpour drencher, a cloudburst
soaker who can either be a flurry
or be foul, wild and wanton with the wind.
She can shower you or she may scare you
but a rain goddess may softly caress you
and with the rays of the sun might bring you
rainbows in her wake. Her outflowing tears
really only want to bring you much joy
as she descends upon you from the skies,
feeds your body and sustains your dry Earth.
Her diamond dust brings forth our magical streams
and rivers; gives birth to our deep oceans.
causing torrents with her force for she is
pure rain, she is precipitation.