Monday, December 03, 2007

A Little Rain Must Fall

Where will the dancers be
when rain ceases to fall?
poets when thirst ridicules words?
They will be clanking chimes of bones
performing in a wind that has no soul.

Forests won’t remember carpenters,
clouds won’t darken with the smoke of war;
sunsets will set fires in the sky, and nights
will sleep soundly without voices wet to mourn.

21 comments:

sage said...

Is there a bit of fear here in Georgia becoming a desert? Or is it a warning of pending changes? I like the way you play with words.

Janice Thomson said...

La Nina at work again. Weather patterns seem to be changing worldwide. Powerful poem Pat!

Katie McKenna said...

A shifting in prorities , in evolution... left with the question, of what then? Very interesting poem Pat, thank you!

Bill said...

where the river
used to be . . .
nothing to say

polona said...

wow, beautiful images and a poignant message!

Masago said...

Powerful!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I hope you get rain soon!! It's getting scary.
Wonderful poem, too.

boulies said...

Pat, This is truly excellent! Deep and resonating. I'd wish to see your words splayed across a big banner high in the sky, far reaching globally. Your message is profound. Your poetry sublime!

floots said...

"dry" but passionate
powerful words
thank you

Inconsequential said...

Gosh, I always like coming back here and catching up :)

Some damn fine pieces Mr P, some big gaps too :)
Busy in the real?

Still well worth the visit. I really hope you never stop.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Strong images of superb craftmanship, a real pleasure but scary also!

Joyce said...

These are lovely mental pictures you have painted, Pat.

dsnake1 said...

this is a lovely, powerful poem, pat.

over here, it's the reverse, we are getting too much wet weather.

i keep thinking there's a deeper meaning in those words, but argh..,i can't figure it out..

gautami tripathy said...

Winter has arrived here early. Changing scenarion?

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J. Andrew Lockhart said...

time for more, Pat...

satyr said...

a little rain must fall, indeed.nice.

Don Iannone said...

Change is the constant, and not always easy. Nice one, Pat. Must have missed it. Hope things are well with you. Ready for the holidays?

Don Iannone said...

Wishing you happiness, love, peace and joy during this Christmas Season. Don

gautami tripathy said...

Wish you the best of the season, Pat!
May it be filled with love, joy and laughter!

I have missed you.

Richard Kay said...

Hi Pat. Only 2.5 hours to go until Christmas Day here down under. So merry Christmas to you, and I hope you have a happy New Year.

NINANINA said...

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas....
are you on sabbatical? a CRUISE?
:)
Love the line "forests won't remember carpenters"
How bout "seas will forget sailors" "fields will forget farmers"
Man can't rule mother nature no matter what.
PEACE!