The music of rains ....a poem

Incessantly in ways that make me crazy
the constancy of these rains
Maybe just a good time to take stock
of memories ill gotten gains

Just outside the barn door the gutters
run on high
And the one constant dripping on an old steel
drum outside

I always liked the rain yet perhaps
only when I was tired
And it fell drumming on a tin roof as
the thunder I admired

Yet I can think seriously of nothing for
long ....rain is so distracting
Maybe the world will never end
old Noah is only acting

I slide the barn door closed and
sit with the wood scented drumming
And think of other rains and other storms
as the rain goes on humming

I do love the rain or any storm
where I can sit quietly and think of times past
Looking for recognition in memories
or echoes of storms that last

Once I sat with family with friends
and outlived now some long gone
To other worlds and other rains
another stanza in a rain song





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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Very nice, Ed...and it so happens that its raining! There is something hypnotizing about the drumming of the rain. beautiful Piece!


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

This is one of those poems which carries me along on its journey, letting me peek insides secret places and finally takes me on to find myself on a new perch of satisfaction. Very pleasant, in its nostalgic, poignant way.

Excellent, Ed!


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this. So much that was me echoed in those drops.


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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Brilliant drops of rain to take the readers in a trip to such pure magic. Keep it up. Thanks for sharing this one. Shared and votes +++++


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James-wolve 3 years ago from Morocco

Very awesome.It flows smoothly, depicting wonderful image.I love the music of the rain.I voted up


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old albion 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Ed. Lovely hub, it made me think of holidays of long ago when we used to tow a caravan/trailer. The rain on the outside at night when we were tucked up in bed was great.

Graham.


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

A nostalgic poem that reminds me of going to sleep at night as a kid with the rain pelting down on the 'tin' roof as a peaceful lullaby. Loved it.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Thank you for this beautiful poem reflecting so many memories of my own experiences in the rain. Magnificent!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. How I love stormy nights. Flashing lightning and the music of thunder and rain. Love the smell of rain and rain on tin roofs can make me feel good and lazy all day. I really love this. The rains arrive here in April. Passing this on. Oh, it reminded me of the song Driving my life away by Eddie Rabbitt.


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Senoritaa 3 years ago

Very melodious poem, just like the natural rhythm of rainfall.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Yes sir Wayne , there sure is ! Thank you for sharing !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Nellieanna , I love recieveing comments from you ! I know then that I've really done well ! ......:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Mhatter , Kind sir ! I am in awe of sharing with someone when it means that ! ....Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

dgrbrh ! Nice to see your smile and family !.....:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

James Wolve Thank you sir ! .....Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Graham , Ahh yes ! Sweet memories !........:-}


Rayne123 3 years ago

you have good writing skills.

I too love the rain, love the poem

thank you

Laurie


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Rayne ThankU , my newest friend !......Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Blossom , isn't that so peaceful ?......:-} Thank you ..


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Vocal lady ! , Ahh , you too are a rain singer ! I appreciate you sharing this !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Gypsy , Yes , I remember that song too ! Now I like to sit in my screen room and listen it hits the metal roof ! ....Umm maybe a beer or two !......:-} Come on over !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Senoritaa ! Thank you , care to join me in listening !....Ed

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