Ferns in the Rain, photo by Darius Krause from Pexels


Ribbons of light streaming down

implant moist kisses

on earth’s trembling mouth.

The green land, the green land

standing tall and crouching under…

the land that reaches for the sun

is stretching fingers to the rain.

Greens and golds

evidence the fertility of the mold…

Rain is a vibrant impregnation.

Published about 1966 in Nos Plumes,

Buffalo Gap High School Literary Magazine, by Cheryl Nicholson

Copyright© 2020 by Cheryl Batavia


  1. Being one of your earlier works, the structure and the imagery generated by “Rain” is outstanding. I especially love the closing line … “Rain is a vibrant impregnation.” Masterfully crafted …

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