Poetry of Kansas

The Welcome Rain

We've had a real downpour
Of rain from long scanned skies;
Heard thunders roll, saw lightning flash--
Delighting weary eyes.
And where dry weather's capers
Had curled the garden plants,
We found; our shoes were muddy--
At sea were bugs and ants!
We've had a real downpour!
Oh, what a restful sleep
It brought to weary eyelids,
With breathing slow and deep--
Forgotten all the worries
Of wells and cisterns dry.
We wake up now each morning,
Our courage pepped to high!
'The leafy trees now flutter
While casting welcome shade.
The blue grass with new courage
Its beauty has displayed--
And nestlings once so hungry
Will need but little care.
It rained a thousand blessings,
And gone has grim despair!

__Ed Blair


Random Rhymes
Ed Blair
(Spring Hill, Kansas: New Era Publishing Co. 1939)
Page 105

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