When the Storm is Over

Last night the rain and thunder shuddered and grumbled,

And in our house we sheltered together, humbled

Remembering that only our newly-repaired roof kept us dry

And safe, no need to worry or cry—-

The cats stayed uneasy until the last rolling battle

Of hot and cold air and threat of hailstones to rattle

Us and keep us all up, nervous,

Until it all faded away at once and left, impervious

To all the human and feline nerves it jangled and upset—

We were glad to see the end of it, you bet!

But the gift it grudgingly left was a well-watered garden

Enjoying the fresh water bombardment;

Peas, radishes, tomatoes, peppers, leeks,

Onions, garlic, herbs, lettuce, arugula, beets—

They got rain and we’ll have salads

Thanks to the rain for its noisy ballads!




One thought on “When the Storm is Over

  1. Jodi says:

    Same here! 🙂 and we just planted our vegetable garden on memorial day so glad to get those same salad plants watered 🙂

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