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WATER IS THE THEME

WATER IS THE THEME

Today is National Poetry Day, and since the theme for 2013 is water, here comes my stone to the edifice.

Rain Words

clop,

clop, clop, clop,

dark drone

dweller,

spit from the sky, free diver’s style –

clop,

clop,

clop,

clop –

every drop writes Poetry Day,

as water drools,

drowns

words

and

sounds.

Clop, clop, clop, clop –

drip from grey

sky,

when

wind hisses and

crushes rain like wide open

pomegranates, blackbird stands still,

hides and listens.

Clop,

clop,

clop,

clop,

gravity found against windows

all around us,

fleurs de chagrin,

eyes from a world

crushed against glass.

Clop,

clop, clop,

clop,

September melted on roof slates,

starlings drink from

overflown

pipes.

Clop, clop, clop, clop,

ink from heavens, invisible,

the start of rivers,

in a cloud.

© Nat Hall 2013

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