Saturday, June 9, 2012

Deluge















Sit with me in one of the front porch rockers.
Black wood slats fit our backs and the soft
red cushions contrast (and make you smile).
Have a glass of wine with me or a cup of coffee
while we watch the rain slant down off the roof,
and splashes onto the bark, displaces the moss,
runs through the gutters, and settles round us  like a
a symphony. Smokey gray clouds bring on the automatic lights
and the perfume of newly mowed grass surrounds us.
I’m glad you stopped by for the show.

13 comments:

Ann said...

Love that you can enjoy the storm, Judy.

Brian Miller said...

i am too...its a nice peaceful moment for me...listening to the rain and the smell after the rain...very nice

becca said...

beautiful storms are wonderful

Mary said...

I love the scene you created here, Judy! So peaceful and inviting.

Willow said...

Beautiful, Judy. I am there! I am happy for you.

Peggy said...

Love this description of watching the storm sitting safe and visiting on the porch with coffee. I can picture this.

Anonymous said...

Wish I was there with you...would enjoy the visit and the scenery CA

Helen said...

From my childhood on, there is nothing I enjoy more than a good deluge! Cleansing, refreshing, like being born again is how a rainstorm makes me feel. The smell, the image of raindrops pelting the earth, hitting my windows, I don't even mind driving in it .... I guess you get how I'm feeling. Loved your poem!!!

Daydreamertoo said...

I love listening to and, watching the rain. It's like hearing a beautiful natural symphony.
This is lovely.

SaraV said...

Judy, that is such a lovely, peaceful poem. it paints such a lush beautiful picture, I want to come visit :-)

And thank you for stopping by to visit me at Cracker Jack Poet

ND Mitchell said...

Loved the atmosphere you created here. The idea of watching a storm from a place of safety whilst drinking coffee is a very comforting image.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This takes me back to my grandma and me, sitting in her back porch, listening to the thunderstorms on summer afternoons. How she loved them!

Loredana Donovan said...

It's nice sitting on the porch with a cup of warm tea and watching the rain come down. Soothing :)