“THERE’S NO THROUGH TRAIL” —HAN-SHAN, TRANSLATED BY GARY SNYDER
/ Thinking Big

Thinking Big

by Fin Keegan

The rain is not born in the sky:
it is of us and merely returning.
Throwing a cup of water
onto the garden path,
my little boy said to me:
I am making new rain, Dad:
Rainbows might come of this.

Fin Keegan

About Fin Keegan

Fin Keegan lives in the West of Ireland. His articles have been published in the Irish Times, the Irish Arts Review and the Dublin Review of Books, among others. A short story “Remembering Albert” was broadcast on the BBC World Service many years ago: in 1998.

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