THE HEAVENS HAVE TO CRY – Watching little raindrops
I’ve watched little rain drops
Falling from the sky
For the earth to be watered
The heavens have to cry
And here I see
In God, I live
I move and have my being
Very grateful now
For what my heart is seeing
Liquid aqua kissing the glass
Running to the earth
Gravity plays it’s vital part
In this a silent birth
A speech from the divine
The joyful purity so very profound
Like the pleasure of a very aged wine
Here now my feet are firmly placed
Within this holy court
I see when dreams are productive seeds
Divinely sown to grow
In this modern stream of thought
Never to be mocked
This wealth of living must be taught
To the child like heart
These are happy tears
Aspirations found in treasured leisure
Beyond the world of hidden fears
Our pride has to die
Only contentment can truly measure
The heavens have to cry
I was sitting in my car on a busy Auckland, New Zealand, street while waiting for heavy traffic and the deluge of a sudden rain storm to pass. I noticed how the colors of the street lights were being refracted into all sorts of amazing patterns as the water poured off the roof over the windscreen. Of course, the artist in me begged the photographer to take a photo and then the poet wanted to create the story.
The last poem was inspired after I had observed a rainstorm in daylight passing over a valley and watering the paddocks below. Remember tears can be shed in joy or sorrow and the heavens this day were definitely not ones of sorrow. The poem meanders in and out of spiritual reflections of life on earth, the joys and tears, the childlike imaginations so easily lost in fears and all after the fact that life has been inspired from heaven, from an imagination, given to us by God.
The digital art was inspired after I wrote the poem.
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