Bruce Grant

Bruce Grant

Posted on 10/17/2015


Photo taken on October 17, 2015



Keywords

poetry
favorites
mosaic
faves
Rodney Jones
21%


Authorizations, license

Visible by: Everyone
All rights reserved

35 visits

Rain on Tin

Rain on Tin
If I ever get over the bodies of women, I am going to think of the rain,
of waiting under the eaves of an old house
at that moment
when it takes a form like fog.
It makes the mountain vanish.
Then the smell of rain, which is the smell of the earth a plow turns up,
only condensed and refined.
Almost fifty years since thunder rolled
and the nerves woke like secret agents under the skin.
Brazil is where I wanted to live.
The border is not far from here.
Lonely and grateful would be my way to end,
and something for the pain please,
a little purity to sand the rough edges,
a slow downpour from the Dark Ages,
a drizzle from the Pleistocene.
As I dream of the rain’s long body,
I will eliminate from mind all the qualities that rain deletes
and then I will be primed to study rain’s power,
the first drops lightly hallowing,
but now and again a great gallop of the horse of rain
or an explosion of orange-green light.
A simple radiance, it requires no discipline.
Before I knew women, I knew the lonely pleasures of rain.
The mist and then the clearing.
I will listen where the lightning thrills the rooster up a willow,
and my whole life flowing
until I have no choice, only the rain,
and I step into it.


— Rodney Jones

go deeper...

1. TxU, 2. expo, 3. closed, 4. Untitled, 5. Cardboard, tape, glue, staples, twine, paint 6.5" x 7.5", 6. summer still present, 7. outra vez, 8. netas, 9. gaivotas e restos de peixe, 10. pedro zamith, 11. dois corvos marinhos, 12. she likes beacoup de, 13. Elo is Lola, 14. TxU, 15. Farmers - Painting - 54, 16. 48 slow, 17. gabbie, 18. Where Water Boils Out of the Ground, Caution is Appropriate, 19. Rorschach 1, 20. lyrics in common time, 21. Green River, 22. Untitled, 23. Portimagem 1616, 24. Fenster, 25. sandwavestract, 26. sandwavestract, 27. sandwavestract, 28. sandwavestract, 29. 56896.26 Malus 'Red Jade', 30. No parking, 31. Untitled, 32. considerations on self-esteem, 33. M1, 34. Collage - décollage, 35. eu também, 36. 141015-173-7

Created with fd's Flickr Toys

Comments