Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Effective Immediately

By Joan McNerney

I want to become an
Ambassador for Rain!
Why the bad image?
Birds love rain.
Tweeting through
dry spells for water,
they flutter from leaf
to bud for a sip.
Feeding tree roots, wild flowers.
Without rain, no blessed
blue lakes, rivers, streams.
Open your eyes.  Rain clings
to window panes, miniature globes
of splendor.  Listen as pitter-pattering
skips over rooftops.
Consider your thirst for
liquid pleasures. Gather up
in green reverie. Dance
barefoot on this emerald earth
joining me in jubilant chorus.

Joan McNerney's poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Blueline, 63 channels, Spectrum, and three Bright Spring Press Anthologies. Four of her books have been published by fine literary presses. She has performed at the National Arts Club, Borders Bookstore, McNay Art Institute and other distinguished venues. A recent reading was sponsored by the American Academy of Poetry. Her latest title is Having Lunch with the Sky, A.P.D., Albany, New York.

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