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