Sunday, February 7, 2010

Rain


Its been raining hard for days,
a persistent drum roll.
Slippery water seeking places to leak
through the taut tin skin.
Spilling over the edges where
pine needles have gathered.

Reflection:
Deuteronomy 32:2 (New International Version)
Let my teaching fall like rain
and my words descend like dew,
like showers on new grass,
like abundant rain on tender plants.

3 comments:

  1. "tin" works really well in this context ... the tin skin recreates the sound it is describing ...

    going with the flow is all one can do, rather than sticking to a prescription.

    Like my 150 word limit. It is starting to chafe already and I am only 10% of the year done ...

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  2. oh the lament of the pine . needles slip with drops so well

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  3. I can hear it on the roof not only in your words but in real life. We are having torrential outbursts. Typical tropical rain. I love it but a bit sad for our friends, who are having a 70th birthday party at home, hoping to use the outside area.

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