The Rain

More than restoring the greenness of the fields
and the dampness of the soils,
the rain removes the dullness of the soul,
renews the boldness of hope
and mops up the shadows of doubt.

As it splatters on the roofs
and splashes on the rocks,
it breaks the silence of grief
and gives a new meaning to existence.

Convey our gratitude, oh! Angel of rain.
Allaahumma soyyiban naafi’an.

Khadijah Sanni-Tijani


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