Thirsty Ears


The gracious rain plays for us,

Tapping out a million mingled rhythms

With a thousand raindrop notes

On a hundred thrumming drum heads

Of leaves, roofs and window panes.

Fwaps to tintinnabulation --

Gurgling gutters to pelting pavement.

Spanking syncopations over the

Soft cacophony of a water song.

Crescendos blossom, then shush

Thrilling then soothing us

With this pleasing tone poem of quench.