It’s raining again

Precipitation The garden is being watered By rain Droplets Condensed From atmospheric vapour Gathering in a sombre sky Falling heavily Under gravity Depositing Fresh water Soaking the Earth Small birds Shelter in the willow tree Rain drops Bounce off leaves The watering can And gutters overflow The thirsty Earth drinks its fill

Something caught my eye on the way home from an appointment this morning

Plough Grey crusts and clods of earth Crack Turn rich and rusty brown In the furrowed wake Of the plough Breaking waves Of stones and twisted roots Distort the parallels Of tractor wheels That stretch to the horizon Surfed by gulls and crows Diving and pillaging The farmer’s Carefully crafted rows Image found on