Drop by drop

The ancient eavesdropper

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

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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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8 Responses to Drop by drop

  1. Makes me want to go sit in the rain and write! (Only at the moment, it’s dark out there and not raining … I’ll just savor your poem awhile.)

    • That’s wonderful! Thank you 🙂 I’m glad my rainy day poem inspired you to want to sit in the rain & write. You’ll need to buy some Rite-in-the-rain paper though 😉 I wish you all the best in the week ahead, my friend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  2. I loved reading this ( over and over)
    Your words are like photographs in my mind. It feels so wonderful 🙂

  3. Gaya says:

    Very beautiful!!!! Wow!

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