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On Watching Rain Hit Asphalt

Updated on May 19, 2014

Hot pavement burning blacktop

Graying clouds threatening skies

Open up hearts and release tears

Heaving, flowing, pounding tears

Mixing with heat creating steam

And that musty smell left

Wafting through the air

Emerging from small, black ponds

The world finds relief

And breathes coolness once more

Nothing left but the sound of small streams

Flowing towards ancient railroad tracks

Finding a way to the river

The ebb and flow of nature

Small trickle to rapid current

The world finds relief

And breathes coolness once more

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      Sherri Tuck 2 years ago from Virginia

      Thank you Audrey. I had given up writing poetry for a while. I am trying to write again after a dry spell. Your words are encouraging.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Really a wonderful write! Loved this!

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      Sherri Tuck 3 years ago from Virginia

      Thank you so much. My office is located in a shopping center. I love sitting on bench just right out side of our downstairs entrance right after a storm. I love the smells and the sounds of the water running down the hill. I tried to capture the feeling in this poem. Thank you for stopping by and reading. It is always a joy to hear from all of my friends on Hub Pages :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. I've always loved seeing the rain splash up off the pavement into the air. Enjoyed this storm.

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      Sherri Tuck 3 years ago from Virginia

      So do I. I love the musty smell after a summer storm.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Lovely, evocative poem. I love the smell of rain on parched ground.

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      Sherri Tuck 3 years ago from Virginia

      Thank you so much and thank you for reading my poetry :)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love this type of creativity, taking the mundane and making it beautiful through words. You are a true writer.