The Conversation

Said the sky to the clouds
“Why do you not rain?”
Said the clouds to the skytree
“It’s just not the same.”


Said the sky to the winds
“why do you not blow?”
said the winds to the sky
“I’m not sure where to go.”


Said the sky to the trees
“Where is your shade?”
Said the trees to the sky
“I fear that I fade”.


Said the sun to the Earth
“what has changed, I can’t see?”
Said the Earth to the sun
“I’m no longer free.”


“I’m caught in between
man’s derision and strife,
From those I provide
I struggle for their lives.”green tree


Said the Sun to the Earth
“Please say it’s not so”,
Said the Earth to the sun
“Yes, I’m afraid so”.


“Very few listen
to that which I say,
They must all work together
There’s no other way”.


“But what can we do
To change what will be”,
“There’s naught”, said the Earth
“for the blind who won’t see!”

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Penny L Howe, 2013
Written on behalf of the Planet we all live upon!

The River Bench

Well okay it’s Saturday. I wanted to do something outside my box on this Saturday to make it a little bit different from other Saturdays. You know something cool, fun maybe even creative.

I headed down to the river. The river that is engorged with water from lots and lots of rain. Remember my nice little soliloquy from the other day. I still do love rain, but then again everything in moderation has it’s points also, I think.

My  idea of communing with nature, up close and personal was a little bit closer than desirable.

In the end my visitation seemed to center around the bench in the river. There was something fascinating about it. I was drawn to the exclusive aspect of the bench sitting there in the water by itself. Did experiencing the river bench live up to expectations, No. Was the water wet and cold? Yes! Did my feet become frozen from the frigid temperature of the water?  Yes! And so it goes.

Mother Nature is always close at hand to humble us anew – A PennyQuote


Why do I love rain and why am I mentioning this today? Well, although summer (officially) began a week ago it’s raining outside so I guess Mother Nature didn’t get the message up here yet. Having said that, I’d like to go on the record as saying – I love the rain. Especially when it’s warm and you can stand in it or dance around in it and just really enjoy the wetness caressing your skin – up close and personal like.

I remember growing up in Oregon (lots of rain there) and jumping up and down in mud puddles and riding my bike through them – just because I could and I loved splashing around in them, also just because I could.

I love the sound rain makes when it lands on the roof, it’s soothing and peaceful. And I love the cleansing smells of the plants and the earth when damp from a good rain storm. All in all I pretty much think that the beauty of rain is a wondrous thing to behold and enjoy!

I taste the rain as it splashes down upon my face – delicious! – PQ