Verdant & Sublime-poem

by Samuel De Lemos

After the rain
my Bay Area
hills are sublime,

verdant and
emerald green,

Brings Julie Andrew’s
rendition of the
Hills Are Alive With
The Sound Of Music

meaning after
four years of
frightening drought.

Thank you pregnant clouds—
you restored
the picturesque
green hills
I lovingly remember
as an impressionable child.