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Rain January 16, 2008

Posted by Rambling Man in Poetry & Humor.
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Rain

by Hone Tuwhare, renowned Maori poet, who died today in New Zealand.


I can hear you
making small holes
in the silence
rain

If I were deaf
the pores of my skin
would open to you
and shut

And I
should know you
by the lick of you
if I were blind

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1. laurie - January 16, 2008

what a beautiful poem.

i’d never heard of him. thank you for introducing him.

2. Rambling Man - January 16, 2008

no problem – hope the dogs are OK – they wouldn’t like either the storms we are having or the way i burnt last nights food on the stove ! even the smoke alarm 3 rooms away went nuts ! mollys not mad about them either …


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