SCANNING THE SOUL

TONIGHT IT IS RAINING

Tonight it is raining
filling the soft green hollow

 

of my garden
with a band of showers

 

there is no enchantment
deeper than this moment

 

of elemental rain
that is as old as rain

 

as ancient as showers
that have fallen in this same place

 

for a kind of forever
world without end

 

but fall tonight
for the very first time.

THIS MORNING THE SUN

This morning
the sun


like soft yellow, warm
delicious butter

 

has covered
everything

 

the air is fully laden
with golden light

 

and the cologne spray
of star jasmine

 

the world is green deep
ripe and sweet

 

I pluck the moment
and bite the day to its core.

 
 
 
© 2020 Jeff Guess