The Gift of Rain

For the first time
in a long time
it rained today—

each tiny droplet
a gift
to a thirsty plant
or animal.

Seeds say “yes!”
Plants say “yes!”
Parched mosses 
say “yes, yes, yes!”

From the tiniest 
soil microbe
to the tallest redwood, 
we rejoice.

Published in Poems of Earth and Spirit: 70 Poems and 40 Practices to Deepen Your Connection with Nature

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