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Headstall's Reflections - 34. Chapter 34 Fall Rain

Inspired by the sound and smell of rain from my veranda... the earth speaks to us, if we take the time to listen...

Headstall’s Reflections

 

 

Chapter 34 Fall Rain

 

 

How I love the smell of fall rain

And the symphony it plays with drops

Soothing caresses for my brain

And moisture for the next year's crops

 

Containing a mixture of nature's gifts

Reminding us all of where we fit

While warning of impending drifts

And how we all must do our bit

 

Speaking to the naturalist in me

Smells of adieu and scents of hello

A promise and a desperate plea

Before it all is blanketed in snow

 

Protect this earth the patter drums

Because in the end she's all we've got

Burrow in when winter comes

But don't forget the damage wrought

 

Imagine a world where rain doesn't fall

Where ‘glacier’ is just an old word

And grey clouds cast a constant pall

Imagine a world where rain isn't heard

 

Big city rain lacks most earth smells

That send a message to our souls

Instead it brings chemicals to our wells

That invade our planet like evil moles

 

Another scent-laden breath I will draw in

And listen to our mother’s splendor

Hoping we strive to correct grievous sin

And do whatever it takes to mend her

I'm not a political person... but... it astounds me that some would rather build a wall of hate than save our beautiful earth. Our priorities seem pretty messed up to me... just saying. I'll continue to leave the smallest footprint I can on our mother earth... it's the little things that add up... turn out those lights, walk or bike to the store, and unplug what isn't necessary... sorry... I'll stop now smile.png

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Nice Gary. We live in an apartment, where some of us pay for electricty, others do not. Its' very evident who does. We are careful, turning off lights and things. While we own a car, we often walk to the store for a number of reasons, but being better for the enviornment and us, are the biggest reasons. The earth is our responsibility no matter where we live. Great poem!!
tim xo

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On 11/20/2016 07:49 AM, Mikiesboy said:

Nice Gary. We live in an apartment, where some of us pay for electricty, others do not. Its' very evident who does. We are careful, turning off lights and things. While we own a car, we often walk to the store for a number of reasons, but being better for the enviornment and us, are the biggest reasons. The earth is our responsibility no matter where we live. Great poem!!

tim xo

Thanks, tim. Some people think it doesn't matter, but each little thing does... xo

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I know that smell, and the scents that go with the earth at different times of the year. They remind you that the earth is alive, that it changes as you do, as your own seasons change. But the smell of fall rain is special, and you capture that beautifully. Thank you for reminding us.

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On 11/20/2016 01:51 PM, Parker Owens said:

I know that smell, and the scents that go with the earth at different times of the year. They remind you that the earth is alive, that it changes as you do, as your own seasons change. But the smell of fall rain is special, and you capture that beautifully. Thank you for reminding us.

Thanks, Parker. Living where I do, surrounded by woods and fields, and no traffic, I get to connect with Mother Earth every day through my sense of smell. I think fall rain is special too... cheers... Gary....

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A great eco-poem, reminds us all of what our true priorities ought to be.
I recycle, buy most everything second-hand, and combine errands since I depend on friends for transport now. When I was younger and lived in the country, I walked or rode my bike everywhere, but can't do that in a city with almost no bike lanes and insane drivers...sigh.

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On 11/20/2016 03:21 PM, ColumbusGuy said:

A great eco-poem, reminds us all of what our true priorities ought to be.

I recycle, buy most everything second-hand, and combine errands since I depend on friends for transport now. When I was younger and lived in the country, I walked or rode my bike everywhere, but can't do that in a city with almost no bike lanes and insane drivers...sigh.

Thanks, CG. Nature gives me so much. It's why I had to come back from the city. You tend to lose touch with it there. Toronto is a clean city, but it sure does smell different from being in a rural setting. I'm glad you liked it... much appreciated, my friend... cheers... Gary....

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Rainstorms make me wish I lived in a house with a lovely wide porch. I'd sit in a comfy chair and just watch and listen to the rain as it fell. Something about that is just so peaceful and calming.
My balcony just doesn't quite measure up... *sigh*

 

Gary, thanks for the images this invokes. :)

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On 12/12/2016 09:22 AM, Reader1810 said:

Rainstorms make me wish I lived in a house with a lovely wide porch. I'd sit in a comfy chair and just watch and listen to the rain as it fell. Something about that is just so peaceful and calming.

My balcony just doesn't quite measure up... *sigh*

 

Gary, thanks for the images this invokes. :)

The earth is a beautiful place that needs to be cherished. I have that wide veranda, and it's perfect for watching a storm or listening to peaceful rain... thanks for your support, Reader :hug:

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