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Rainy Summers Eve

Rainy Summer's Eve  

I step out from my sanctuary 
Into the stillness of a night so fair
As I walk, I feel a gentle breeze 
Making the leaves dance in the air

I follow this path, I walk many times
So familiar, that lay before me
A gentle rain begins to fall so softly 
That each droplet it seems, I see

My steps, though steady and determined
Do not hurry, nor do they slow down
Each drop of rain, increases in intensity
Stirring, awakening the dry still ground

I raise my collar, the hood of my coat
To cover and ward off the rain, my shield
Perhaps all this a simple expectation 
Of some torrent of rainfall that may yield

I listen to the rhythmic beat of the rain
Upon the shroud above my head
I stop and listen to the soothing sound
And close my eyes, thoughts unsaid
I feel a chill, though I don't feel the cold
Somehow feeling warmth inside
I notice the droplets fall from my hood
These memories in me that reside

I stop and stand still in this gentle rain
Noting every droplet upon my brow
Feeling this strange serenity, come over me
Soothing my body and soul, somehow 

That I should take pause in this moment
While others run to seek shelter, refuge 
Finding a blessing, that has been gifted 
In all storms and memories, a deluge

How I do love a warm summers rain
Quiets my racing mind, once again
Where I find all my serenity reins
Where no pain and sorrow remains 

Copyright © Charlie Baker | Year Posted 2018


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  1. Date: 7/20/2018 9:55:00 AM

    Charlie, I love your beautiful poem of washing away worry and finding peaceful serenity in the baptism of a warm summer's rain. Deep and emotionally exquisite. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan