“As the farmer knelt down on the salty sand,
He needed rain to save his land.
The crops were wilting, the cattle all dead,
He looked around, not a word was said.
The ground was dry, where is the rain?
What could stop this worthless pain?
The farmer cursed in sheer despair,
He did not have a drop to spare.
A thundercloud covers the western sky,
A bolt of lightning explodes near by.
The farmer looks up and begins to pray,
Hoping that the rain will come his way.
Then drip-by-drip it starts to fall,
The crystal water like a clear glass wall.
The trees and flowers all in bloom,
Then once again, gone is the gloom.
The water fills the old parched creek,
The rivers bulge as the waters peak.
The mud squelches through the farmer’s dry old hands,
As he thanks the Lord for saving his land.”

~ Meg Hayes Year Seven
St Mary’s Primary School

“Praying for Rain”
Photography & Artwork
by Holly Kempe ©

Silverton, New South Wales

Praying for Rain was featured in the:

  1. Redbubble Homepage – November 08


architecture, australia, bsc, building, church, cross, drought, new south wales, ray of light, silverton

Inspired by the vast outback, pristine coastline and flora and fauna of Australia, Holly adds her creative touch to photographs taken in her travels around this wonderous country.

Holly’s work talks in colours and peace and shows a great appreciation and respect for life.~ Angela
Love the simplicity and composition …great colours too! ~ Robert
An excellent eye for strong, simple graphics. ~ Karen

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  • KCphoto
    KCphotoover 6 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL capture & description!! Happy ’08!! :)K

  • midzing
    midzingover 6 years ago

    beautiful…I love this,, well done

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacover 6 years ago

    Fantastic Holly! a lovely work of art! lighting is just amazing!

  • QEverything
    QEverythingover 6 years ago

    Amazing! Great lighting and wonderful tones.

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  • Leah Highland
    Leah Highlandover 6 years ago

    Wonderful Holly…….really wonderful!

  • Carlos Solorza
    Carlos Solorzaover 6 years ago

    wow! and again, wow. Holly, this is truly captivating in the most beautiful way.
    great work!

  • Oli Johnson
    Oli Johnsonover 6 years ago

    as above….wow!!! what a wonderfully atmospheric shot!!

  • JanG
    JanGover 6 years ago

    This is wonderful—spooky, sad, hopeful, all at the same time.

  • Franmacimages
    Franmacimagesover 6 years ago

    Fantastic image and Words Perfect Work Holly Stunning Old Church A Fav

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