A dianthus in a pot on my stoep, after heavy rain.
Due to the bokeh, the flower seems disembodied from the rest of the plant.
I use star-struck here to mean literally struck by stars (raindrops).
Silver drops of mercury
Glistening like dew
Fallen from the sky with love
Gifted just for you
Life-giving rain finally falls as a deluge, drowning these little Dianthus plants.
But they don’t seem to mind.
Tomorrow, the sun could be out in full force again, so they need all the water they can get, while they can!
post script: You can listen here to Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head.