After the rain


After the rain came,

the bare patches of earth

dressed themselves

in beards of green; offspring

of the thousands of seeds

which the lawn had prudently

placed in reserve

for just such an occasion.



with seeds hidden deep,

we yearn for the green shoots

of the inevitable kingdom

that Jesus assured us

is only a shower away.

So we wait for the Spirit

to drench the earth.


© Ken Rookes

This one’s been around for a while. Hope you find it useful.


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