Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday writings for Randos - Rain Travel

{Friday Writings for Randos - A weekly post that features pieces from other writers that touch some facet of the Randonneuring experience, even if that was not the author's intent. It's stuff that's best read out loud - slowly.} This week it's . . .

Rain Travel
by W.S. Merwin

I wake in the dark and remember
it is the morning when I must start
by myself on the journey
I lie listening to the black hour before dawn 
and you are still asleep beside me 
while around us 
the trees full of night lean hushed in their dream 
and bears us up asleep and awake 
then I hear drops 
falling one by one
 into the sightless leaves 
and I do not know when they began 
but all at once there is no sound but rain
and the stream below us roaring away 
into the rushing darkness