Prompts for the Promptless – Silver Linings: Rain Grows the Earth

Saguaro Storm Passing

No Need for Silver Linings: Rain Grows the Earth

– – –

Every cloud, says the proverb, has a silver lining

But if you ask me

More the truth be

That the shine of silver in the sky is

Rain, lightning, thunder, wind, nature’s fury.

– – –

Silver lining is what you call a thing

That wasn’t at all what you wanted.

Something you feared and caused you hurt.

But hey, you say, as you dust yourself off.

It could have been worse.

– – –

It could have been better.

I should be grateful.

I lived to tell the tale.

Not dead yet. There! A silver lining!

– – –

Not hope but reprieve

From disaster or extinction.

Sorry.

It doesn’t make me smile.

I see clouds where clouds are.

I see joy when joy is.

I don’t mistake one for the other.

– – –

I’ve flown through clouds

High up there, first looking down,

Puffy whiteness so bright with sunlight

Uninterrupted in shining.

Flying through clouds there is no lining, silver or not.

Just cloud. No silver there.

I hoped for silver. I wanted it, yearned for it.

– – –

But now I understand. It’s okay.

Clouds will come.

They presage rain and storm.

They pass.

– – –

Sun comes back.

No need for silver linings.

Better embrace the cloud and know

Sunlight will shine when the storm is done.

– – –

Rain grows the earth.

– – –

Saguaro Storm 06

Reference:

Prompts for the Promptless – Ep. 12 – Silver Linings (Rarasaur)



Categories: Arts, Life, Light and Lights, Nature, Photography, Poetry, Seasons, Weather, Writing

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15 replies

  1. Wow wow, wonderful, love the poem and photo.

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  2. Lovely! And you’re right. Though I find that looking for silver linings helps fly through those storms, after the storm is over, it’s perhaps best to acknowledge that it was just a storm and enjoy the sunshine. 🙂 Beautiful poem! 😀

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    • My mother’s favorite saying was “This too shall pass.” I do find it comforting. No matter how bad things get, if you stay the course, it will pass. Because I’m terrible at finding silver linings 🙂

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  3. Wonderful, absolutely wonderful!

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  4. Poem and song sung blue in Red Sox club house.

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