Beauty in the Rain
BEAUTY IN THE RAIN
by Jim Metcalf
If you fancy that you have an eye for beauty,
test it on a rainy day…
A cold and foggy day that wears no make-up.
Test it in the shades of gray
that consume the sun and rob the flowers of their colors,
leaving them forlorn in dingy places
like tired and aging ballerinas in faded dancing clothes;
huddling in the drafty wings of empty opera houses.
Gaze across the rooftops and the chimneys,
painted like Utrillo’s Paris
On the canvas of the smoke and fog
of a dying afternoon in winter.
It takes no eye for beauty
to find it on a lovely day.
It thrusts itself upon you
in the sunshine and the warm.
But it hides; becomes aloof, elusive
in the cold and in the rain.
3 Responses to “Beauty in the Rain”
LInda, you found a lovely poem to go with your rainy, foggy photo. Wishing you a happy weekend!
Nice poem… True–there is beauty all around us.. When we go to the Smokies, I love taking photos of the moss, the mushrooms and lots of other beautiful things…. Have a nice day!
I love the poem, yet I feel that rain has a beauty all its on….even cold does. I just don’t like to be out in the cold so much any more. LOL And fog…ahh, fog…it is in the category with snow….it improves any pictures.