Saturday, July 5, 2014

It's Raining

It's raining. Some light summer showers are falling this afternoon with a little distant rumbling.  It has been very hot lately, and we are all happy to see some nice cool rain falling.  I wrote a poem about this very type of event.  I hope you can relate.

God’s Symphony

The land is parched and dry
beneath the summer sun
and one might question,
why its been so long since rain
has spattered softly in the dust
until the droplets blend
in numbers large enough to
soak the crust and run in rivulets
steaming in the heat with
pitter, patter beat
backed up by lights
behind gray clouds
and roar of distant tympani?

First pianissimo, then forte
as the lightning cymbals crash
and drum roll thunder shakes
the core.

The howling wind joins in
for harmony and takes the
movement down to pianissimo
once more

then fades to blue.

Dennis Price

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