colors for a rainy fall day

It is raining here in Northwestern Connecticut. Need a reminder of color today. I will make another pot of coffee, light a fire, and keep fingers crossed for the 60 degree (sunny) day that we should have saturday, just in time for my wedding with J & I ; outdoors on a farm in Easton, CT.

Last Night the Rain Spoke to Me (by Mary Oliver)
Last night
the rain
spoke to me
slowly, saying,
what joy
to come falling
out of the brisk cloud,
to be happy again
in a new way
on the earth!
That’s what it said
as it dropped,
smelling of iron,
and vanished
like a dream of the ocean
into the branches
and the grass below.
Then it was over.
The sky cleared.
I was standing
under a tree.
The tree was a tree
with happy leaves,
and I was myself,
and there were stars in the sky
that were also themselves
at the moment
at which moment
my right hand
was holding my left hand
which was holding the tree
which was filled with stars
and the soft rain –
imagine! imagine!
the long and wondrous journeys
still to be ours.

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