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Prelude to Sleep

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Prelude to Sleep

open window's symphony
rain falling softly, lightly
crescendoes, pounds
then again, diminishes 
each landing, a note
- plip - on balcony's slate 
- plop - on wooden rail 
- ping - on metal roof
- paapf - on leafy tree

bird's flute sweet-swirling
an octave above the rest
meter drawn from distant church bells
- clang - clang - clang -
cars passing - swisssssssh -
their wake the maestro's flourish
thunder's deep rolls
sforzando al fine

Copyright © Susan Buchel

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  1. Date: 11/7/2011 11:05:00 PM
    What an enjoyable prelude, Susan :) This sure can be a lullaby for anybody ---I love the sound of rain ---very interesting and I enjoyed how you described the sound of the raindrops upon landing :) and thank you very much for passing by my poem and for leaving an inspiring comment :)

  1. Date: 9/18/2011 5:27:00 PM
    lovely images. i like the variety of sounds you managed to spell! (paapf is my favorite)

    Buchel Avatar Susan Buchel
    Date: 9/18/2011 8:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks, Ilene, for noticing - and commenting.