Raindrops twirling from the clouds,
Aerial dance, choreography of heaven.
Clinging in childlike faith to leaf and stem and petal,
Tension creates beauty – surface tautly stretches
To contain its entirety.
Gravity whispers slow,
Hungry with delighted anticipation.
Molecule joins to fellow, seeking companionship
In the great migration;
Drawn irresistibly to the center of the Earth,
Each raindrop traces the path of its ancestors
And abandons itself to the pull of the Deep,
the Joy of surrender.