Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Retreat of the Drought

Retreat of the Drought  

Late evening the rain came.
It hovered on the horizon
Hidden in the darkness.
In slow time
it marched towards the homestead
crossed hills and valleys
coming down with a steady drumming
on the corrugated iron roof. 

The earth rebelled as pools formed
Until overcome
it let the invader into its womb
where the seeds of life are stored.
Rivulets of water
swelled into streams
gushed into dry dams
the water rose
covered the bones of drought stricken sheep. 

All night
The farmer lay awake.
Crossroads at Isca
Novel set in Roman Britain. Two young women's lives are changed forever.



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