Thursday, May 7, 2009

rainment

This morning the sky was blue when I left the house, but by the time I got to work it had become overcast again. Then this afternoon the roll cloud hit PPW and people ran for cover as the downpour began. A woman walking to pick up her child from school had thrown a towel over her shoulders - that's my kinda fashion. It was warm enough so that no outer garment was necessary though some chose to wear raincoats.

Depending on how you look at it, it could be said that we all wear the same outer garment, which is the air and atmosphere, a roomy and diaphanous gown that extends round the earth before plunging into an infinity of darkness studded with spirals of fire. So, how do you like your coat of stars, this afternoon, its hem heavy with water?

4 comments:

Mrs. Motley said...

I love this. That's all. :-)

amarilla said...

Thanks EP!

Brenda from Flatbush said...

[mind bending]
That was worthy of Gerald Manley Hopkins, girl!

amarilla said...

Thanks, I guess. I don't know who that is.