by Kevin T. McEneaney
Sleeping with rainfall is a luxury
to be savored like excellent coffee!
Long ago, little could be accomplished
when it rained: carve wood, make love, work leather,
card wool or think of new projects to do.
Reflection was the beginning of thought:
especially of poetry and song.
Rain was immensely important to us
and perhaps earliest prayers were for rain
to water crops, provide drinking water.
Rain brings out what is best among humans.
Children love water-tinkle on their head
and wet water-tickle on outstretched hand—
just like the fleeting grit-texture of sand.