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Backcountry

it has rained enough
spilling its torrent
lightning heavy
in the back country
haven
barefoot child
mud running
eels gaze
while the lamps
of the fisherman
shimmer
tomorrow
we will smoke
them whole
my friends
sunned skins
and roll the grubs
over the ashes
feast we may
for this what
the river brings
and the earth
has nurtured
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Posted: Jul 15
About this poem:
slice of country

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salamunaonline today!
good one Ocean. there is some beauty in such silence...here too there were a lot of rains last weeks..hope tomorrow will be better than yesterday..Lily wave
Mizzy4online today!
Sounds like Nature is a little angry Ocean,
Good description of the back country.

Regards Mick.

beer
yaspark
Ocean, it turned out that reading about rain is contagious, brought in some heavy rain here,
thanks for your poem anyway!wave
Oceanzest
thank you guys
alfred_tennyson
:) liked it
southmiami4321online today!
H20 being rain, snow, hail, or heavy hailstones come falling surprising us; to make us run to cover. Yet the magic of watching the scene is uplifting. Oceanzest, this poem reminding me of the descent of a mountain at midnight one dark summer night with a group of students in Cuba. Mountain range called Sierra Maestra. The rain here was drizzling softly. The view is majestic as the rivers run, cooling the temperature as you walk. Thanks for sharing. SMwave
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