Friday, December 9, 2016

Like Cleansing Rain--By Andrea Dietrich--United States

Like Cleansing Rain

Such contemplating that the poets do.
They sing of God, our spirits to renew.

With Mother Nature often they’re in tune
And offer up their verse to sun and moon.

They praise the sunset over a blue lake
While pondering man’s purpose, and they ache. . .

They ache for all that earth can never be,
For dreams they’ve lost, and for humanity.

And when they ache, their words are filled with pain
Which pour out from their soul like cleansing rain!

Andrea Dietrich grew up in Iowa and now resides in Utah with a spouse and two cats. She has two grown children and six grandchildren. Having graduated BYU with a Spanish major/ESL minor, she has spent most of her adult life teaching. It wasn't until 2000 that she began writing in earnest and discovering her "niche" as a writer of lyrical poetry. The internet opened up a new world for her, and she has spent nearly a decade now participating in poetry clubs, acting as a judge of poetry contests for various magazines and for the website Shadow Poetry.


  1. Andrea,

    It was a joy to read and meditate upon "Like Cleansing Rain." Thank you for sharing this delight. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  2. Dear Andrea,
    Thank you for the message of this poem. We poets DO contemplate!

  3. Beautiful description of poets. I have known you for your whole journey as a poet.
    A real privelige. Hugs, SuZ

  4. I really love this one Andrea! I missed it. I was trying to navigate this site and somehow I just came across it. It is beautiful to think of rain as cleansing, as truly it is! Blessings, Connie