Saturday, August 11, 2012

Noon-day Lullaby...( Song of August Rain)

Oh hear the tap-tap-tapping of ten-thousand tiny feet
A lithesome dance of merriment on rooftop, hill and street
As rivers smooth earth’s dust-bowl gleam
Beneath a fleet-footed regime  
And farmers re-ignite their dream within its welcome beat

Now high, now low its melody races against the glass
Now fast, now slow a sweeping sea washes the trampled grass
A rushing, gushing lullaby
Liquid percussion from the sky
Twinkle in the lily’s eye and nectar in her flask

Smile to the pit-pit-patter of each dripping, slipping note
Oh, let your sorrows scatter; tuck them in a birch-leaf boat
Dance to the thrumming, strumming glee
Of heaven’s happy symphony
A splashing, dashing melody in silver overcoat

© Janet Martin


  1. Gushing good. Your poems are a treat!
    So Good you are back. Thank God you write.

    I marvel at your way with words.I see a very beautiful mind there spilling ink to heal :)

    Your poems lead my thoughts up the paths of beauty. You inspire as much as you rejuvenate. Its a treat to be with you awhile each time in your line of thought!

  2. Grace, Your words are so very encouraging! I'm glad you liked this poem. i had fun with it, writing it in my head one night while the rain danced on our cottage roof.


Thank you for your visit to this porch. I'd love to hear if or how this post/poem touched you!