Sunday, May 31, 2009

Refreshing Rain

During the last couple of weeks we've had some much needed rain.  I wrote a poem last year to express the refreshing nature of a rain after a long dry spell.  

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