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Capturing Rain





Capturing Rain





I stand apart,

for now I am always apart,

and watch the fast falling rain

briskly salt

the still surface of the lake,



and the lake conjures up

an invisible net,

interlacing loops opening,

spreading wide over the water

as though impelled to restrain

the rain’s excited exuberance,



as you snared my love,

before chilling my bursting heart,

and slowly submerging me in sorrow

beneath the bright surface

of your malice.





Anthony Wade




Anthony Wade is a graduate lawyer with a Master’s Degree, an Irish national educated in England who also worked in The Netherlands. He has published poems in Ariel Chart, Boyne BerriesScrittura MagazineMonthsToYearsStrands Lit Sphere and The Dawntreader. He received a Highly Commended in the Francis Ledwidge Poetry Award 2018.  An active member of the Midleton Writers’ Group he now lives by the sea in East Cork.


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