For All the Sad Rain

"For All the Sad Rain" appears as the prelude for Goedicke's seventh book of poems The Wind of Our Going (1985).  Originally drafted in 1978, the poem is an exhortation, urging the reader or listener to take possession of the lives given to them.  Goedicke does this through a celebration of the senses and the body.  As Goedicke writes:

...For all the sad rain in heaven
Filling your dinner plates you have ten fingers of honey
Which are your own...

Final Draft of "For All the Sad Rain"