‘A Strange Evening’ A little rain falls out of amethyst sky; if there were a rainbow, it would be on the ground. If I were here, that single swallow would be I, if these green trees were heavy, their weight is in my hand. If trees and fields are green, their veins run blood, if there is a poem, it moves across the leaves. If there is love, of tree and sky our bed. Since there is such a sky, I cover it with peace, with blue unbounded of the living eye, the ox-eye pasture of the marguerite. The suggested gemini poet is KATHLEEN RAINE, born 14 June 1908.