Poetry Porch: Poetry

 

Song of Healing
by Elizabeth Reeke

Oh how these rains, these rains do fall,
Splash on my cheeks, wash through my hair,
How sweetly they fall,
Cool, clear water.

                I. Pearly pink light,
                   Glow of my life,
                   Warm glow of love,
                   Rainbow of hope.

Oh how these rains, these rains do fall,
So long they fall, so long they fall,
Cool, clear water.

              II. First morning light,
                   Early spring rain,
                   Gentle and soft,
                   Singing your name.

Oh how these rains, these rains do fall,
Cleansing my heart, cooling my brow,
Oh how these rains do fall.

            III. Dark call of night,
                   Streaking white light,
                   Thunder and pain,
                   Sounds of the rain.

Oh how these rains, these rains do fall,
So long they fall, so long they fall,
Cool, clear water.

              IV. Body afire,
                   Warm with desire,
                   Seeking my lord,
                   To hold thee near.

Oh how these rains, these rains do fall,
Cleansing my heart, cooling my brow,
Oh how these rains do fall.

              V. Strong are your arms,
                   Stroking my breast,
                   Gentle your kiss,
                   Warm on my lips.

Oh how these rains, these rains do fall,
So long they fall, so long they fall,
Cool, clear water.

              VI. Soft morning mist,
                   Trees of green lace,
                   Rose glow of dawn,
                   Touches my face.

Oh how these rains, these rains do fall,
Splash on my cheeks, wash through my hair,
Cool, clear water.


Copyright © 2009 by Elizabeth Reeke.

Authorís note: One wonders at the mystery of the creative process and the source of our songs and poems. I sang this song to my mother during her passing just as the dawn light fell upon her face. I felt as though we were singing it together, and a close friend has suggested perhaps this song for my mother was also a gift from my mother.