Stonework is published by Houghton College, a Christian liberal arts college located in New York’s rural Genesee Valley. Stonework seeks a diverse mix of mature and emerging voices in fellowship with the evangelical tradition. Published twice a year, the journal reflects the arts community at Houghton College where excellence in music, writing, and the visual arts has long been a distinctive.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The Rain

By Henrik Nordbrandt
Translated by Thom Satterlee

It's raining.
And because it's raining
it has never not rained.
In fact, there is
nothing but rain
and all dreams
are dreams about raining.

And still it’s my fault,
the rain.
It’s my fault
because it’s my fault to have been born.

I was born because I lied
about the rain.
Once I said,
"Suddenly the sun comes out
and lights up a white gable."

That’s a lie.

That's why I was born,
because of the rain.

That's why it's raining.

Do you begin to understand
how I feel on rainy days?


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