Celebrating the Rain that Washes Away the Snow
By Don Iannone
The rain came
and washed away fifteen inches
of unwelcomed April snow.
The earth rejoiced
when the rain fell
and washed away the snow
that covered its greening surface.
The birds sang out
at the sight of the rich dark earth
where the fallen daffodils
once stood tall and smiled in sunshine.
The cats in our front window
frisked and played in the fresh air
drifting through the bedroom window.
I jumped up and down
as the rain fell and washed away the snow.
Who knows...maybe I will run buck naked
out into the front yard
if the sun shines tomorrow
and the temperature hovers in the mid-70s.