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Rain

The rainy season has started a little early. It has been a touch cloudy for the past few days, and this afternoon there was a short sprinkling just in time for me to walk Little Fayoumis home from school. Tonight it's been coming down steadily for a few hours.

I love the Arizona rain. it's not good when I have to be near Arizona drivers in it, but for enjoyment, it's perfect. It can be calm, exciting, or both at once. I can breathe in it. It makes me tear up.

It's the memories that do it. The first time I encountered the Arizona rains, I was learning love, and what it meant, and how it could be carried out gently, intensely, fiercely, overwhelmingly, politely, faithfully. If I held my heart like this all the time, my metabolism would be kicked into high gear, I'd write bad poetry more often, and I'd probably die young. Not from disease or suicide, just the effects of a too-high energy level burning me up from the inside. As well try to hold a ball of hydrogen plasma inside. It makes me feel teenage again, leaking blue fire from the fingertips rather than shoot up to the ceiling.

Rain renews me now as it did then.

"Here Comes the Rain Again"
Eurythmics


here comes the rain again
falling on my head like a memory
falling on my head like a new emotion
i want to walk in the open wind
i want to talk like lovers do
want to dive into your ocean
is it raining with you

so baby, talk to me like lovers do
walk with me like lovers do
talk to me like lovers do

here comes the rain again
raining in my head like a tragedy
tearing me apart like a new emotion
i want to breathe in the open wind
i want to kiss like lovers do
want to dive into your ocean
is it raining with you

here it comes again


"Crying in the Rain"
A-Ha


I'll never let you see
The way my broken heart is hurting me
I've got my pride and I know how to hide
All the sorrow and pain
I'll do my crying in the rain

If I wait for stormy skies
You won't know the rain from the tears in my eyes
You'll never know that I still love you so
Only the heartaches remain
I'll do my crying in the rain

Raindrops falling from heaven
Could never take away my misery
Since we're not together
I pray for stormy weather
To hide these tears I hope you'll never see

Someday when my crying's done
I'm gonna wear a smile and walk in the sun
I may be a fool
But till then, darling, you'll never see me complain
I'll do my crying in the rain

Since we're not together
I pray for stormy weather
To hide these tears I hope you'll never see

Someday when my crying's done
I'm gonna wear a smile and walk in the sun
I may be a fool
But till then, darling, you'll never see me complain
I'll do my crying in the rain
I'll do my crying in the rain
I'll do my crying in the rain
I'll do my crying in the rain
Gone away, gone ahead,
Echoes roll unanswered.
Empty, open, dusty, dead.
Why have all the Weyrfolk fled?

Where have dragons gone together
Leaving weyrs to wind and weather,
Setting herdbeasts free of tether;
Gone, our safeguards, gone, but whither?

Have they flown to some new weyr
Where cruel Threads some others fear?
Are they worlds away from here?
Why, oh why the empty weyr?

-- "The Question Song", Anne McCaffrey
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