Red Flag Burn Ban Lifted
Mason County News
Weather Overcast 60.0°F (91%)
AROUND THE SQUARE
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 • Posted September 23, 2009

Rain, rain.

Don’t go away.

But if you do, please come back some other day.

Thank you, thank you.

Danke, danke.

Muchas gracias.

We’re glad to have you.

From in town to out in the country.

And out to neighboring counties.

From six-tenths to eight inches.

For some, it was der Gewitterregen.

A thunder rain.

And der Daurregen too.

A continuous rain.

Nothing like a good tormenta to break the dry spell.

Rainstorm.

Long overdue.

Most welcome.

Most refreshing.

And una lluvia fuerte at that.

Heavy rain.

Down it came.

The ground breaking its fast.

At last.

The sky quenching its thirst.

And a host of rain lilies sprang up overnight.

Delicate white testimonies scattered across the granite hills.

Up came the red lilies too.

And the smell.

And the cool air.

And puddles.

And mud.

Putting all those rain gauges to work.

At last.

Relief.

A wet blessing.

If our luck holds out, we might get to say:

It looks like rain.

Es sieht nach Regen aus.

It looks like rain.

Parece que va a llover.

How sweet the sound.

No matter how you say it.

We’ll take it.

Manna from Heaven.

Rain.

That’s Mason.

Renee Walker is a poet, writer, and real estate broker on the Square.

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