Rain so Hard

heron

Rain so hard
Soaks the shoots
Stones the rocks
Pummels the peonies
Violates the violets

Then stops
Like a weary boxer
Spent
Leaving pools of damp

Poem 23

Woodcut by Kawanabe Kyōsai  (1831-1889) titled “White Heron in the Rain” from http://risdmuseum.org/art_design/objects/5115_white_heron_in_the_rain_uchu_sagi?context=9&type=galleries

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About Cynthia Coleman Emery

Professor and researcher at Portland State University who studies science communication, particularly issues that impact American Indians. She is enrolled with the Osage tribe.
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