Spring Shower

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse18 May 2017

Sun-dried earth accepts
The offered rain:
A gentleness soaks

And swells the English soil
Right up to the rampant
Fresh green nettles

Poking through the wall’s base.
Busy creatures crawl
From intricate crevices

While the song birds
Ignore all attempts
To fence them out.