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Poetry Corner: Rain in Slow Motion Staccato

Poetry Corner at Mustard Seed Sentinel
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Rain in Slow Motion Staccato

A Cascade of Raindrops

by Joanne Troppello

I’ve learned to listen to the cricket’s song.

I sit here on a flower print quilt on the

bed by the window, ears attentive.

Rain falls in slow motion staccato,

companion to the cricket’s voice.

Rain tumbles down from the heavens

without thought to where it lands,

but its final resting place brings life.

Life to the dark rich soil and

bushes under the eaves.

It gives life to the patient

eavesdropper who pays attention.

I’ve learned to listen to the

cricket’s song.

A song of complacent silence

mingling with the hushed cascade

of raindrops covering the rocky ground.

© Joanne Troppello


About the Poet

Joanne Troppello at Mustard Seed Sentinel

Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.

Connect with Joanne on Twitter. You can find Joanne on these social media channels—Twitter, Facebook, Parler, Spreely, and Clouthub—with the same username, @JoanneTroppello—and @joannetroppello.mseedsentinel on Instagram. Visit the Mustard Seed Sentinel YouTube Channel.

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