The rain fell in torrents -
Loud against the tin roof.
The wind blew in great gusts
Causing the stately bamboo to bend and sway;
Graceful copses bowing to each other in their impromptu ball.
A cup of coffee,
A brilliant book,
That end-of-term feeling.
The clear calm after a storm.
The leaden sky, the new-growth-green -
Every leaf seen with razor-sharp clarity.
A lovely afternoon.