Playing In the Rainfall

An unusual August rain

After weeks of draught

Is a welcome sight to all

Birds of all sorts

Come to puddles of all sizes

They chirp and frolic

Bathing in the rainfall

Their euphoric conversation

Can be heard by all

Their communion in the water

Is a rare and beautiful sight

Most watchers fail to notice

Yet it delights the eye and ear

To watch the variety of native birds

To take in the fragrance of the rain

Savoring the simplicity of the moment

Knowing we can all learn from the birds

Even though it's raining outdoors

It can be fun to play in the rain !

August 30, 2005