Saturday, April 18, 2020

April Doesn’t Always Have to Be the Cruellest Month

New York City woke up to the gentle caress of spring showers--quite different from just a handful of days ago, when we were ripped out of our beds by winds “Howling through Streets and Woods”.

I remember watching the storm half-slaughter my amaryllis and passiflora plants, and thinking, All right, señor Eliot, perhaps “April is the cruellest month” after all. But today is a new April day, and my plants and I are grateful for the rain.

Let

the spring
rain be cleansing
tears, before the rainbows
ahead.


photo by Basil Smith - on Unsplash

44 comments:

  1. May better times be ahead in every way!

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  2. We actually got some rain here last night - before it turned to snow. Still, it's a sure sign spring is on her way. I'll definitely be looking forward to seeing my first rainbow this year! 🖤

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    1. Snow? Oh, wow! I better not even think about complaining about the fact that today was chillier than yesterday, lol!

      I, too, look forward to seeing my first rainbow. And I hope it's an April rainbow...

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  3. I love your sweet truthful emotional and touching writings, short poems and anecdotes. Indeed it is a new day and April or any month..is not cruel

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  4. Gardeners well now the value of rain. The rainbow is really just a smirk from the rain clouds to apologise for getting you wet!

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  5. As our April in this part of the world inches into Autumn, we are getting a lot of rain too – and the plants are loving it.

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  6. This is beautiful! The image of "gentle caress of Spring showers," gives me hope. It makes me feel as though Nature is trying to tell us that the worst is over and that better days are just around the corner!💝💝

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  7. A beautiful capture of the Springiness!

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  8. I enjoyed your damp New York landscape, Magaly. The storm sounded wild, and I’m sorry for your plants. I hope they flourish again in the April rains and reward you with their own colourful rainbows.

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    1. They are flourishing and the sun is making it all better!

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  9. Succinctly done. Congrats!

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  10. True and wonderfully spoken Magaly! I love the hope you are raising up here. Be safe my beautiful friend! 🌹🌻

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    1. Thank you, Carrie. I hope you are staying safe, too.

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  11. I'm waiting for that rainbow, even though it has been dismally cold lately and we even had some moments of flurries on Thursday.

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    1. It's being a month since this comment, so I hope you've seen at least 3 rainbows by now.

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  12. A wonderful sigh of hope, this. Thank you, Magaly!

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  13. We are having storms today...Oh, I want the pandemic storm to pass so we can dance freely again

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  14. Oh so happy you experienced this gentle Spring rain
    Happy Sunday

    Much💛love

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  15. Enduring a storm will always bring back the most beautiful flowers and those remarkable stories. I believe that you believe this, Magaly.

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  16. Wonderful words set in compelling, spirited lines … "cleansing tears, before the rainbows ahead." What a beautiful vision for New York. THIS IS POETRY!

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  17. Where would we be without hope? :)

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  18. Rain showers ushering in rainbows ... how lovely.

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  19. Yes!!!!!! Big Hugs! Stay Safe! Big Hugs!

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I love your insightful remarks. So, go ahead, let them fly…