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Prayers for Rain



Pungent ozone air
In need of a good hard cry
Prayers for rain answered

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem #961 prayers for rain and
Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #34: Somber

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

31 thoughts on “Prayers for Rain

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  2. Nothing like a good cry 😢

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  3. Sooo true. Nothing quite like it.

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  4. You did it again! Beautiful photo and haiku! 😀

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  5. Aw, thank you In Cahoots!

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  6. You are very welcome! I truly enjoy your wonderful blog! 😊

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  7. Reminds me of electrical storms with no rain but heat lightning. The air always feels pregnant to me during one of those.

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  9. What a perfect description!

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  10. Poignant image. Lovely haiku.

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  11. Mmmm…

    There is some satisfaction in a good cry, especially in the somber calm after the storm is spent.

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  12. Oh… and what is it about abandoned piers in low water which seems so forlorn? Beautiful image. Perfect for the challenge!

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  14. You are very welcome, CJ. Thank you for so consistently responding to this challenge, and always with such poetic insight and visual verve.

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  15. Awww, thank you for such wonderful challenges. Looking forward to #35.

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  16. You are right, abandoned piers do seem forlorn and also provide the imagination with a story.

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  17. There’s a set of them in Howe Sound, on the way to and from Whistler. I often stop in for a shot or two. The weather of the day can throw them into such a variety of moods.

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  18. Exactly! These are at the end of my mother’s street so I have shot them many times in many moods.

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  19. Heh… which makes them a most splendid muse.

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  20. Wow! What a way to put it… Wonderful.

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  21. I love this one. The stark contrast of the dark pilings with the soft pastels of the water and sky transitioning back to dark rocks framing the bottom of the picture. The rain drops punctuating the water so equidistantly, yet randomly. And as usual, your poetry twists. Rain is good, usually, especially when it’s been dry. Crying is bad, usually, unless it is cathartic. First reading has the pungent ozone air in need of rain. Repeated readings have the need revealed as deeper.

    Bonus for me: I was reminded of the old blues standard “The Sky is Crying”.

    Thanks for posting.

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  22. Thanks for the like. It made me realize I hadn’t read anything of yours in a while, and also why: I’m not following you. Or wasn’t. Nice work here.

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  23. Thank you HemmingPlay. Likewise, I love your work but I get bogged down with life and don’t get to read as much as I would like.

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