Saturday morning thoughts in solitude

14 May 2016

A thunderstorm is moving in. The mourning doves are singing their solos–like a chorale comprised of nothing but solo artists singing their own tunes. They are joined by a cacophony  of other birds which are unidentifiable to me.

The morning has turned cool.


God, I thank you for rain.

I hear it as it approaches, striking the leaves of the trees from which direction? Northwest? I hear it before I see it. The drops that squeeze through the leaves find their way to the pavement of my driveway.

The birds have stilled their songs on the whole–though a few still join in. The bass rumble of thunder takes the place of their voices.

A few mourning doves will not be silenced, but they are subdued.

Lightening. You cannot have a good thunderstorm without it. It does not disappoint.


I feel the moisture in the air. I smell it.

Thank you for rain.

It reminds me of your provision and of your power. We humans think we are something–but then all it takes is one storm to jar us to our senses and out of our self-aggrandizement. In the face of such force we see and feel our fragility.

Thank you for rain.

About Darryl Willis

Darryl has been working for non-profits for over 38 years. His current work takes him to Central and Eastern Europe several times. He has fallen in love with the people of these varied nations. Darryl writes poetry and his work has appeared in several online and print journals.
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2 Responses to Saturday morning thoughts in solitude

  1. Angie SBC says:

    Good morning from the wonderful rain admirer down the street.

    Sent from my iPad


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