One Single Impression: Passionate

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"Epic rains on Thursday,"
my sister says, adding,
"Whatever 'epic' means."

Her weather predictions,
Wherever they come from,
Are always correct.

There is no need to wonder
If the rain will come.

I wonder what the rain will do.

Will it--could it--
Put out an epic fire
In eye-for-an-eye fashion
Or will the

Simply

Throw its weight around
And move on?

There is no telling.
Thursday has not come.

About that fire, though.
I have felt it through and through
And wondered what could extinguish it.

I pray for the rain.
The quenching--
In fact the near drowning in mud
That is a sure danger of epic rain.

Drowning is the only end to
A fire that has burned too long.

Bring on the rain.
I will write the story.

I know epic.

One Single Impression

Comments

  1. It is such a wonderful gift to be able to conjur up words to write about what you are passionate for. Sometimes they fall like rain for me but most time it is a battle for concentration that defeats me. Have a great weekend.

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  2. Beautiful words!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. I also thought "beautiful", at first. But the "drowning in mud" made me think of Japan. That was certainly epic....kinda amazing you wrote that on that epic day in Japan! I pray for them. And I heard last night there were 80 fires burning....maybe you are magic and can tell the story before it happens? Sometimes things that are awful, are beautiful to look at. Sometimes the world is mixed up, not all one way, or another.....

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  4. Epic was certainly something I learned today:)
    What could put out an epic fire In eye-for-an-eye fashion
    Or will the

    Simply

    Throw its weight around
    And move on?

    Very good.

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  5. Bravo Sandy! Wow, this was wonderful. And a very intriguing interpretation of the prompt.

    Hugs and Happy Weekend, G

    www.takeahappybreak.com

    PS: I'm back at OSI this weekend and glad to be!

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  6. Made my weekend my friend.

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  7. So picturesque I felt like I was there!

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  8. You write with such apparent ease...at least your words appear to just flow. What a gift!

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  9. we could certainly say the tsunamis in japan are epic...

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  10. Anonymous8:39 PM

    You own a very fine feeling for the magic of rain.
    The last line, once again, makes it a felt entry. Thank you. Please have you all a good Sunday.


    daily athens

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  11. Absolutely beautiful!

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  12. I live in the Pacific Northwest and your words have painted a picture of epic rains. You have a beautiful talent.

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  13. I loved this Sandy. Your poetry has such depth. I yearn for the quenching you speak of. I hope the rain heals what the fire has burned for too long.

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  14. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, your words and the image of the church in the darkness. Have a blessed Sunday.

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  15. Great power in those words.

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  16. Anonymous11:22 AM

    I love this Sandy...the foreseeable and the unpredictable...in a wonderful stage...!

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  17. Well I need a sister like that. :) Hope your rain was just what you needed and not problematic.

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  18. Anonymous8:14 PM

    i absolutely love this epic poem, everything abt it... as it slides from one end of the scale to the other....

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  19. Sandy I sense sadness in this this is not typical of you. I do hope it is not epic nut only momentary either way your writing is quite lovely. ((((hugs))))

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  20. 'epic rain'..

    You made me think,Sandy.

    Rain of thoughts overflowing now in my mind after reading you.

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  21. Anonymous11:28 PM

    You have given passionate new and intriguing meaning!

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  22. there is such power in this poetic conversation!

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  23. Love this!!I know epic as well and about passions that burn too long...Hope your week is going well!

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