down the rain

the rain is falling arrow straight striking birds still on the wing they struggle in their wish to fly an arc described with raindrops shattering at each attempt by wings to drive where do they fly where do they need to go on such a day of pouring down the answers are fleet feathers flying … Continue reading down the rain

a sea above

it sounds like a wave the roof is serving as a beach of sorts tin sheeting as the sand the wind makes the tide rise softly moaning makes the tide ebb away makes a sigh of flotsam on the move and the clouds are a drifting sea no end to them and I think ... … Continue reading a sea above

…of a cloud

the sound of a cloud is a lash of the wind singing treble in high registers the sound of a cloud is three birds frantic fleeing the storm that boils close behind the sound of a cloud is a rain .............................'.......''.........d .............................................................r .............................................................o .............................................................p striking another rain ............'..''........d .............................................................r .............................................................o .............................................................p striking rain ........................'..............d .............................................................r … Continue reading …of a cloud

before crescendo

spatter-drop the raindrops dance to the rattled tin sound of thunder the clouds in flight are waving bye bye bye and bye spatter-drop-spatter the rain is dancing falling faster now the thunder is a grey tin fence right beside me right above me someone beating it with a stick I think the clouds are fleeing … Continue reading before crescendo

street sounds (4): rain care

a car washes up the road ssshhhhwwooowwwrrrraaaarrrhhh as the rain tappa-tappa-tappa-tap ta-ta           ta-ta comes down the street runs like a river flows the cars drift by like powered boats and the rain cares less than naught tappa-ta tappa-ta bouncing spreading wide upon the tin the rain cares nothing ssshhhhwwooowwwrrrraaaarrrhhh © Frank … Continue reading street sounds (4): rain care

stuttering staccato

staccato is a dance I hear it starting on my roof ta ta-ta ta-ta-ta-ta ta ta-ta ta ta-ta-ta s-s-s ... s-s-s ... stuttering until it starts then beating stronger varied pitch it is timpani ta-ta ta-ta ta-ta ta with varied pitch it is the roof timpani staccato falling one-by-ones I watch them from the clouds … Continue reading stuttering staccato