|The 8 lucky whitebait|
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Bloody Hell its wet!!
It rained and rained and rained
The average fall was well maintained
And when the tracks were simple bogs
It started raining cats and dogs.
After a drought of half an hour
We had a most refreshing shower
And then most curious thing of all
A gentle rain began to fall.
Next day but one was fairly dry
Save for one deluge from the sky
Which wetted the party to the skin
And then at last the Rain set in!
Rain come down, it all comes down to rain:
the great rain, the dark rain, the Rain Father
pissing his worst in the headwaters, Mother-
of-all-Rains squatting, showering blood, mud
rain ricochets back off the clay, the heavens
polluted, the hills collapse, slip rain, sod rain,
the fat tears of God rain, rain so thick and vast
it can drown the prayers of believers from
you back to Jesus! Fear rain, awe rain, rain no
beggared philosopher washed downstream on a
trunk of rata could ever explain: dog rain, cat and
rat rain, the rain that drowns ambition, swallows
towns and smashes bridges, train-eating, brain-
beating, roof-drumming over & over & over. Rain.
Posted by Ian James at 4:03 PM