The message of the rain

misty mountains
I’d like to share a poem with you, on this rainy day in Bellingham. It’s called The Message of the Rain:
when i was a child
i was a squirrel a bluejay a fox
and spoke with them in their tongues
climbed their trees dug their dens
and knew the taste
of every grass and stone
the meaning of the sun
the message of the night
now i am old and past
both work and battle
and know no shame
to go alone into the forest
to speak again to squirrel fox and bird
to taste the world
to find the meaning of the wind
the message of the rain
– Norman H Russell
canoe in rain

Leading photo: Looking out from Thunder Knob. All photos by Ryan Weisberg


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