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It changes fast

that marbled sky

from sheets of paste

to curds of gray

and thin blue belts

with heads of steel


by chain lightning.


Clouds turn glassy

shadows break

we hasten through

the cracking storm

but pause to lift

our empty cups

to catch the rain

and raise a toast


to the wild wind’s


of the fall.



© 1993, 2017 Betty Hayes Albright


(re-post, revised)



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Shower from the east,

magic sunshine in the west

rainbow up her sleeve.


. .

 © 2012, 2017 Betty Hayes Albright 


(A re-post.   Photo taken April 2012)


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When you raise your hands

they’re filled with wind –

     I fly!

Lightning unchains your feet,

you beat thunder

from your chest –

     I dance!

There are no clouds

in your eyes

but they are not rainless –

     I bow.

Birds plant seeds

in your footprints,

watch them grow

into trees

that walk away

and back again.

They weave a sky

 of bark and green

and sun,

and in the puzzle of light

I see your face.


(c) 1995, 2012 Betty Hayes Albright

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