Eulogy in Rain (Video)

Hello all!
Here I am again after a three month hiatus, during which many things have happened. But before I start writing about those things, here is the product of two of my favorite things-film and poetry-coming together. “Eulogy in Rain” is a poem I wrote during a season of sadness in my life about a year and a half ago. It is a poem for quiet thinkers, for those who feel the calmness of a sunset in their souls, who often process grief and glory apart from words. And although it is likely not my best poem, “Eulogy in Rain” is my personal favorite. I hope you enjoy the video, and if you would prefer to read the poem, please see the transcript below. Thank you. ❤

“…And after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.” 1 Kings 19:12


Eulogy in Rain

(originally posted on Target Verified on February 5, 2015)

Silence after rain.
Sparrow’s song, flit and flither,
Scattering to trees.

Silence after wind.
Damp feathers and feet trail
Through sidewalk puddles.

Silence and stillness.
Water between my toes and
Drops on my ankles.

Silence and coldness.
Air swirls away my eyes’ rain
Blinds me with my hair.

Silence and warm breeze.
Dry then wet, my steps move on
Wet hem against skin.

Silence and sunshine.
The painted road glows like glass.
One last puddle splash.

Silence and silence.
Sparrows scatter, and gray clouds
Murder the white wisps.

Silence and “again”.
Clouds dance through my lifted eyes
Dark, hazel, blue, gray.

Silence and drizzle.
Palms up, I catch the first tears
Drip-drop on my skin.

Silence and rainfall.
Colors of water, laughter
And drops on my tongue.

Listen to silence.
Listen…can you hear me now?
Feel the sun between showers,
Splash the street puddles,
Let my tears grace your ankles,
Listen, the wind stirs,
Can you feel me in silence?
Listen, remember
Though I’m gone faraway now,
My heart beats for you
Like the passage of rain.

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