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Dear Trisha,

Congratulations, this is just a quick notice to let you know that your poem Rain is one of the poems being featured on the PoetrySoup home page this week. Poems are rotated each day in groups of 14-16 to give each poem an equal opportunity to be displayed.

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Rain ©

The great Serengeti’s broad
face lies in the African sun,
dry, weathered, cracked,
thirsty for the season’s tears

Storm clouds gather on her
brow like an old lady’s curls
Promises, promising
An empty promise

The rains are too late
The children of the Serengeti
lie down on her dusty bosom,
never to rise again
A desperate waiting fills the

At last, a single drop of rain
falls on the delicate skin of
the vast plain, then another
and another…


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