The Summer’s Darkling Rain

Throughout the summer, but particularly for the past five weeks, I have sat at my desk and watched the noontime summer brightness grow dim and become tinged with yellow-green, until finally the light has faded enough to tempt the streetlamps, and the tree in my backyard has drooped its arms from the weight of the air.And then, a thunder to rattle the very roof, and sharp flashes of lightning, all about, and a hard rain begins to fall -- a vertical rain, straight down from heaven to earth, … [Read more...]

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