Drop by drop

The
rhythmic
choreography
of rain —
each step
precipitating
the dance —
rooftops
saturated with
salubrious
sounds.

A tree teaches us
to reach for the sky,
remember our roots &
live deeply.

Slanted rays of rain
shine down from dark clouds
we live in a lighter world.

Standing
unashamed —
a tree disrobed
by wind —
the path of
least resistance.

Leaves tussle
in the tall grass
squirrels dance.

Back and forth
a skyward tug of war
crows in the storm.

Rain-drenched trees
leaf-shaped drops
falling forever.

Gurgling chirps
drip from the eaves
birdbath harmonies.

A tree
shivers
its timbers —
waterlogged wood
tossing about like
a ship’s mast
in a perfect
storm.

Obsolete
umbrellas —
garbage bag
ponchos —
sitting ducks
in a deluge.

Whetting my appetite
sideways rain &
a soggy sandwich.

Drop
by drop —
ink
bleeds
from a
fountain
pen —
staining
the page —
fashioning
a world
where words
reign.

Sparrows
jockey for shelter
under the
evergreen eaves
of a swaying
rhododendron.

All my worries fall away,
I am a storm cloud
unburdening its anvil,
light freed from its prison
passing colors thru a prism.

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About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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30 Responses to Drop by drop

  1. loisajay says:

    I love the thought of squirrels dancing in the rain!

  2. mvaden1948 says:

    I love the way our Pacific Northwest storms have inspired you!

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! Yes, this storm has proven to be a powerful muse πŸ™‚ Water brings life to everything it touches! Have a wonderful week ahead πŸ™‚
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  3. A lovey assembly of words. I see the rain.

  4. Carrie Birde says:

    I love the rain, and I love that your words honor it — a thing that Rain deserves, especially these days when so much emphasis is placed on “nice days”. When did we collectively forget the beauty and necessity of Rain?

    • Thank you kindly, Carrie! I completely agree with you. We realize that water brings this world to life, and without it, we would not exist. All of our “nice days” are because of rain. Who doesn’t enjoy a healthy stomp in a puddle or cocking your head back with your arms raised & feeling water touch your face. So awakening and rejuvenating this liquid life! I guess I’ve been saving all these colorful words for a rainy day πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful week, my friend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  5. SoyBend says:

    A beautiful painting created with words. Thanks for this post.

  6. Alexa says:

    “The rhythmic choreography” πŸ™‚ I can almost hear it! Beautiful!

    • Thank you kindly, Alexa! I’m so glad you enjoyed my rainy day poem πŸ™‚ And thank you for following my blog and liking my other posts! I look forward to following your blog…you take beautiful photographs! Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and inspired 2016, my friend πŸ™‚
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  7. love your descriptions πŸ™‚
    especially “All my worries fall away, I am a storm cloud” – just how I was feeling today.
    entering the landscape always helps – but standing by calm waters I could still feel my worries – then being drenched by unexpected rain, and choosing to stand there and feel every drop – becoming the rain – all helped to reset my feelings, calm my worries, settle my heart πŸ™‚
    writing this comment has helped me work out what to say with the photos I took today – thanks for the inspiration !!

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    • Thank you for the re-blog & thoughtful words, my friend! Greatly appreciated πŸ™‚ Glad my poem inspired you…that is the highest compliment & I’m humbled by your kind gesture. Have a wonderful week ahead!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  9. Hi Tyler! I enjoyed the images that your words were conjuring up in my mind – various aspects of rain on different things and animals. And I could “hear” the sounds. Great fluidity in your words. As someone who has appreciated moments in the rain, it was a delight to share in your appreciation of yours. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! I’m glad you enjoyed my poem πŸ™‚ I greatly appreciate your readership & support! There is nothing like the sweet perfume of wet leaves & soggy earth after a hard rain. And the mist that transpires from trees as they breathe, cycling thru the atmosphere, eventually falling back to earth & onto my roof πŸ™‚ Rain is so very therapeutic! Have a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚
      Cheers,
      Tyler

      • Yes, rain can be wonderfully therapeutic. It can be relief. It can refresh us. And yes, it gives us that visible connection with the water cycling through its phases on our living earth. πŸ™‚ You’re welcome! And thank you….I wish you the same. πŸ™‚ Cheers, Michaela

  10. Beautifully felt and written.πŸ˜„

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