Spring Rains Encourage Growth, Beauty and Refreshment

Spring has not quite arrived, though it is very close. We are beginning a season of spring rains. As I relax in my living room I hear the comforting sound of raindrops steadily falling. This evening I spent some time with the online Nature Magnetic Poetry kit. Listening to the rain my thoughts were naturally drawn to words that might relate.


Refreshing Spring Rains

Spring rain softly falling
leaves earth pure and fresh

Squirrels wander about on
mossy forest boughs
as vine tendrils thrive
along wet tree trunks

I follow a covered path
where wild flowers shine
with beautiful vivid blooms

My soul grows full of love
At peace I breathe and relax

                                                             ~gayl wright


spring rain


Zechariah 10:1 (NIV)

Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime;
it is the Lord who sends the thunderstorms.
He gives showers of rain to all people,
and plants of the field to everyone.


It is the Lord who sends rain to water the earth and bring refreshment. May He give us rest and peace and enable us to bring refreshment to those we meet on this journey of life.May God water our souls with the rain of His mercy and grace. 


So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today—to love the Lord your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul—then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil. I will provide grass in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied. (Deuteronomy 11:13-15 NIV)


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29 thoughts on “Spring Rains Encourage Growth, Beauty and Refreshment

  1. Hi Gayl,
    As we prepare here for a major winter snow storm, your beautiful poem encourages me that spring WILL come! My heart is ready for that springtime rain that “leaves earth pure and fresh” and my soul along with it! Thank you for this spot of beauty today, my sister/poet/friend! Love&Hugs!

    1. We thought we were going to get a little snow, but nothing came. Hope you don’t get snowed in. I’m so glad my poem brought some encouragement to you, sweet Bettie!

      Blessings to you with love and hugs! xoxo

  2. Nice, it was good reading your poem. Here is South India we do not have any winter or spring like you have. But flowers do start blooming. The weather is very hot and we have to wait till June for the rains 🙂

    1. Thank you, Mukhamani! I’m glad your flowers do start blooming even though you don’t have a spring like here. 🙂 I don’t like the really hot weather, but we get it in the summertime. Sorry you have to wait all the way till June for rain. 🙂

      I’m so glad you visited here! Blessings to you!

  3. I was talking with my daughter today (during poetry class) about seeing, about what there is to see when we look out the window. One thing we saw was the tipping point between winter and spring. The bushes are budding but fresh snow on the ground reveals that winter has not yet given up its hold. Your words are lovely and hopeful.

    1. Yes the change from winter to spring is sometimes gradual with both seeming to vie to take hold. Isn’t it that way with our lives sometimes, too?

      Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m glad my words brought out some beauty and hope for you.

      Blessings to you!

    1. Thank you for visiting, Sue. Yes, His love covers all.

      I hope you get some spring rains before summer completely takes over. 🙂 Blessings to you!

  4. It’s 90 at the moment where I live. Apple trees are blooming, chives are thriving, and all of my flower seeds have sprouted. I love spring!

    Thanks for sharing at Literacy Musing Mondays.

  5. What a refreshing image you conjure up with your beautiful poem! I could almost hear spring rain softly falling, scent its sweet, fragrant presence on the earth. Love this magnetic poetry offering, Gayl! May you be well watered in every way by God’s living water. Bless you, dear poet/sister/friend! 🙂 xo

    1. I’m glad the poem brought such refreshment to you, Joy. You are the one who introduced me to the magnetic poetry online. It took me awhile, because it seemed so intimidating at first, but now I love to do it! Thanks for your help getting me started. 🙂

      Thank you so much for your sweet encouragement, dear Joy.

      Blessings, love and hugs to you, dear sister! xoxo

  6. I’ve spent a good portion of this weekend outside getting our garden beds ready for planting, so that verse from Zechariah seems especially relevant. Indeed, “He gives showers of rain to all people, and plants of the field to everyone.”
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful poem!

  7. Gayle – I so thoroughly enjoy your poetry. This on on rain is so good, and I can definitely relate to the rain living in the great Pacific North West. If I closed my eyes as someone read your poems, I would totally be able to visualize the picture you paint so masterfully with your words. Thank you so much for sharing your post and poetry with the Community at #TuneInThursday I am honored to have you link up each week, and look forward to seeing you more in the weeks ahead.

    1. Debbie, thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoy it. 🙂 Your comments make me happy. I’m so glad you could visualize the picture from my words.

      Blessings to you! I do look forward to linking up more. Sometimes I’m not sure if I’ll have anything to share and then the words finally come. I guess we all have times like that, don’t we? 🙂

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