thunder rain

hard dark sky

trees braced motionless

in sewer air

lightning flashes thunder rolls

winds roar in a summer storm


I’ve realized lately that I rarely write about the rain. Then I read ‘Fifty shades of rain’ by Toni Spencer at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads and decided to notice the next rainfall more closely. The storm came tonight. Apparently there are more than 50 words in Japanese for different types of rain.

©️2018 Ontheland

10 thoughts on “thunder rain

    1. Thank you Suzanne. It fascinates me to learn that a language has many words or phrases where English has very few. The different types of rain reminds me of the different types of snow observed by some cultures.

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