Concert Season

rainconcert

The thunder giants pound their drums:
a rousing prelude set.
Rainfall assumes the vocal roles;
a chorale to get wet.

Advancing thus upon the stage,
in size from large to small,
raindrops cover every part
and swell the concert hall.

Hailstones startle the audience,
clattering down like bones.
Critics rarely appreciate
their darker undertones.

Concerts vary widely in length,
tone, and intensity.
While no one can select their show,
each is provided free.

Concluding its performances,
rain exits as it came.
The audience, through listening,
is never quite the same.

4 comments

  1. quick note here…love the poem…
    you can click on the plus sign in the circle (first item on post box tool bar)
    to add a different picture. You can remove the current one by clicking edit
    on your poem and then right click on the picture which will bring up options.
    Click on the picture of the trash can and the picture will be gone.

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  2. Hi Michael

    Welcome back, it;s good to see you here again and let us have the chance to read your wonderful poetry. This is excellent with the use of extended metaphor of show and theater. Indeed, nature becomes a concert hall with dramatic weather; and the show often stuns us with its power and intensity. This piece has that also, power and intensity along with creative language and imagery. I enjoyed this very much and particularly liked these lines —

    Concerts vary widely in length,
    tone, and intensity.
    While no one can select their show,
    each is provided free.

    Concluding its performances,
    rain exits as it came.
    The audience, through listening,
    is never quite the same.

    We are transformed by the changing patterns and impact of weather. Thank you for sharing!

    My best
    Wendy

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  3. Thank you Wendy, for the comment and the welcome. One note about the verses you cited: in the phrase “through listening” through is meant both in the sense of finished and in the sense of because of.

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