Monday, 31 May 2010

The Voice of the Rain

The Voice Of The Rain ~ Walt Whitman

And who art thou? said I to the soft-falling shower,
Which, strange to tell, gave me an answer, as here translated:
I am the Poem of Earth, said the voice of the rain,
Eternal I rise impalpable out of the land and the bottomless sea,
Upward to heaven, whence, vaguely form'd, altogether changed,
and yet the same,
I descend to lave the drouths, atomies, dust-layers of the globe,
And all that in them without me were seeds only, latent, unborn;
And forever, by day and night, I give back life to my own
origin, and make pure and beautify it;
(For song, issuing from its birth-place, after fulfilment, wander-
Reck'd or unreck'd. duly with love returns.)

As Walt Whitman was born on this day in 1819, I could not let the day pass without marking it in some way......

And here is to the end of May, a very hectic month, proven by my lack of activity here, but I promise to make amends and remedy that throughout June :)


Karen Faulkner said...

Beautiful! Love the sweet pea.

Geisslein said...

oh this is SO BEAUTIFUL! love it! have a lovely and creative day! greetings from sunny germany, geisslein

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