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After drought

Tonight we'll build

a coracle: this wicker bowl

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to ride the water.

All week it's rained,

such rain we've prayed for,

a rising in the soil with blessing

as it rains and rains.

The willows curl about themselves,

they weave themselves into baskets

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to burst with everything

that flows downstream,

that comes bestowed

with rain.

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