Music for a Stormy Night

Piccolo of fireflies, oboe of gray toad,

far-off strings of starlight whisper secret music’s code.

Heavy air, its promises of cymbal-crashing light

harmonize with moondrone until clouds overtake the night.

Now percussive raindrops beat their welcome rhythms, first

on dancing tree leaves, later quenching grateful gardens’ thirst.

All the Earth extends her arms and raises her baton

And every creature sings its song – the harmonies go on.

Then Dawn creeps–silence falls–all creatures rest, each one

until bright lilies wake again to trumpet up the sun.

About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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7 Responses to Music for a Stormy Night

  1. janemwoodman says:

    Rita, I know you’ll see this sometime. WordPress has changed things so I can’t do some things. How can I edit? Thanks.

  2. rita kowats says:

    I am right there in it. Lovely, Jane!

  3. neilsonanita says:

    ❤ this! So atmospheric. I was there with all the other creatures of the Earth, singing my song! Thank you for sharing this uplifting poem Jane. Anita.

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