Rain at Lake Constance
It seems these heavy rains
will never end
Is this Mallard duck lodging
a complaint with the weather gods?
Waterlogged chestnut tree branches
bent to the point of breaking, blossoms falling
all over the ground and into the lake
Cafe chairs chained together,
lest they run away to sunnier climes
A few had staged a daring escape,
alas, those chains put a hold on their plan
After three hours of walking in the rain,
I sit down under a sunbrella outfitted with
radiant heating and order coffee and apple strudel
Warmly wrapped in a blanket,
I start dreaming of being out there,
gliding over the water, looking back
as the weariness of the world disappears
I love Lake Constance in the rain!
Photographed 25 May 2013
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