Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Poetry: When The Rain Stopped

Small island in Lower Saranac Lake

By Annette Pisano-Higley

When The Rain Stopped
Today the rain stopped, for a moment,
Yet, it did stop.
It left the air lighter, cleaner, brighter.
For a moment, I remembered
When the air was always that way.
Such a cherished remembrance,
Despite its inevitable, heartbreaking fragility,
And because of it.
Even fragility is a strength,
When all else seems to abandon,
When there are no promises.
Today, the rain stopped, for a moment,
And gratefully, breathlessly,
I welcomed that moment,
Of perfect peace.

Photo at top: Small island in lower Saranac Lake. Wikimedia Commons photo.

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The Adirondack Almanack publishes occasional guest essays from Adirondack residents, visitors, and those with an interest in the Adirondack Park. Submissions should be directed to Almanack editor Melissa Hart at editor@adirondackalmanack.com


One Response

  1. Wade says:

    Beautiful. I have experienced that in my own way too. We have much to be grateful for in quiet and peaceful times. Time to think clearly and rest. Even a paddle or hike in the rain can be a welcome peace. It’s as much a part of it as a sunny, warm summer day.

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