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Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools

pula (rain)

A Poem

Region
Africa, South Africa
Type
Story

 

big fat
plops
fall in uncoordinated harmonies
to the Earth,
a most welcomed
tympanic symphony,
patting down
the loose red dust.
En route
to the soil
the rain
cleanses the atmosphere
scrubbing it
free from toxins,
nature's purifier.

the rain
brings life
to the village.
once dried up
bramble bushed-
valleys
seem to awaken
and
sprouts of green
shoot up
everywhere.

life has
found its way
back to this
place.

gardens
bring forth food,
cattle
are no longer skeletal,
the day
is cooler,
and the people
are no longer
hungry.

the rain is
Mother Nature's
olive branch,
a gesture of
life and of hope.

we graciously accept. 

About the Author

Katie Pepiot

Katie Pepiot served in South Africa from 2007–2009 as an elementary education Peace Corps Volunteer.
Education program assistant for Peace Corps/South Africa Nthabiseng Dulungana brought Katie Pepiot’s poetry to the attention of Coverdell World Wise Schools.

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